In Pictures: Liberia Elections 2017, voting and counting

Across Liberia votes are being counted to determine the country's next president and legislators.

In Pictures: Liberia Elections 2017, voting and counting

Across Liberia votes are being counted to determine the country's next president and legislators.

12 October 2017 Thursday 09:16
In Pictures: Liberia Elections 2017, voting and counting

George Weah to lead opposition coalition into October 2017 elections

Vice President, Joseph Boakai is running for presidency. 

Geore Weah and Joseph Boakai are leading in votes so far.

A candidate must get at least 50 percent of the vote to be declared the winner. The peaceful vote will see the west African country's first democratic transition of power in more than 70 years.

Miss Liberia,  Wokie Dolo spreaded 2017 Voters Registration message

 About 2.2 million Liberians registered to vote, slightly less than half of the country's population.

Liberians were also voting to elect 73 members of the House of Representatives.

Some registered voters sold their votes, such fraudulent activities in elections are punishable by law in the country.

Vote counting continues as results wait to be announced.

Johnson Sirleaf was the first elected head of state in Africa. In 2011, she was a joint recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for her "non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peacebuilding work," following Liberia's bloody 14-year civil war, which came to an end in 2003.

Updated: 13.10.2017 10:18
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