Tuesday’s elections turnout massive and peaceful

Liberians on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to choose a successor of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and 73 members of the House of Representative.

Vice President Joseph Boakai and ex-football star George Weah, are considered the main contenders in the electoral process.

Founded in the 19th Century by freed US slaves, Liberia has not had a smooth transfer of power since 73 years.

Speaking in Monrovia on the eve of the elections, President Sirleaf urged her fellow Liberians to vote peacefully to ensure a peaceful transition.

A total of 20 presidential candidates are running to succeed Liberia and Africa first female president.

Mrs. Sirleaf, 78, is stepping down at the end of her two terms.

NEC Chairman, Cllr. Jerome Korkoya told the BBC’s Newsday program that he expected early results to be announced by 23 0clock Tuesday night.

David Targbe

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