His call comes following the National Elections Commission announcement of results after 99.58% of polling places had been counted, which put Boakai in a lead that couldn’t be met by Weah.
According to the released results, Boakai leads with 814,212 votes constituting 50.89% of all votes cast, while incumbent president Weah has 785,778 votes, representing 49.11%.
With the current difference of 28,434 votes between the candidates, and with 10,440 votes to be counted in the outstanding polling places, there was statistically there is no way incumbent president Weah could win.
Boakai supporters celebrate
“The results announced tonight, though not final, indicate that Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai is in a lead that we cannot surpass”, said Weah in a message broadcast across the country on Friday night.
Weah also called for peace, noting in his speech that “the closeness of the results reveals
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