MONROVIA – Following Friday’s announcement of the run-off election results by the National Elections Commission, President George Weah has gracefully acknowledged his defeat. The results indicated that his longtime rival, former Vice President Joseph Boakai, secured the lead with a margin of 28,434 votes (1.78%).
President-elect Boakai, who served as Vice President under former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for 12 years, brings to the presidency over 40 years of experience in the public sector.
The National Elections Commission unveiled the latest outcomes of the November 14 run-off election on Friday evening, highlighting a closely contested race between the two candidates. According to the NEC, President Weah garnered 785,778 votes (49.11%), while Ambassador Boakai secured 814,212 votes (50.89%), resulting in a 28,434-vote difference (1.78%).
Throughout his campaign, Boakai pledged to rescue Liberia from what he asserted was a Weah administration marked by mismanagement and corruption.