A car plowed into a crowd celebrating the election victory of Liberia's president-elect Joseph Boakai in the capital Monrovia overnight Monday (November 20), killing two people and injuring around 18 others, two hospital staff said.
Thomas Kaydor, a political sciences lecturer at the University of Liberia, agreed. “Even if you add up all the votes from the 25 remaining polling stations, George Weah cannot win,” he said. According to Friday's figure, Boakai was 28,000 votes ahead of Weah. Just over 1.6 million ballots have been counted.
Ballot counting was underway in Liberia on Tuesday in a run-off election between President George Weah and former vice president Joseph Boakai, in what is expected to be a closely fought vote.
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