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Liberia’s President Heads for a Runoff Election After Failing to Secure Enough Votes

(Bloomberg) — Liberian President has failed to secure enough votes to avoid a runoff in the West African nation’s elections, with almost all the results counted.


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Weah garnered 43.79% of votes in the Oct. 10 poll, while former Vice President won 43.49%, according to provisional results released Tuesday by the National Elections Commission. With 98.4% of the country’s 5,890 polling units counted, these results indicate that none of the contenders will get more than 50% of votes cast — the threshold required to be declared winner.