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2005 Progressive Election Results
President and Vice-President Election
as of Saturday, October 15, 2005, 05:39 PM
2457 Polling Places Reported
Presidential Candidate Vice-Presidential Candidate Political Party Votes
Congress for Democratic Change
TUBMAN, Winston, A. SULUNTEH, Jeremiah, Congbeh
SHERMAN, Harry Varney, Gboto-Nambi FANIA, John, Kollehlon
MASSAQUOI, Roland, Chris Yarkpah PAYGAI, SR., Q. Somah
KORTO, Joseph, D. Z. BARCLAY, JR., James, Kollie
KROMAH, Alhaji, G. V. RUSSELL, SR., Emmanuel, Mac
TIPOTEH, Togba-Nah DAHN, Marcus, S. G.
TUBMAN, William, Vacanarat Shadrach WILLIAMS, Garlo, Isaac
TOR-THOMPSON, Margaret, J. MARSH, SR., J. Rudolph
BARNES, Milton, Nathaniel HARRIS, Parleh, Dargbeh
WOAH-TEE, Joseph, Mamadee BROH, I., Samuel, Washington
MORLU, John, Sembe DEMEN, Joseph, Omaxline
CONNEH, Sekou, Damate SALI, Edward, Yarkpawolo
KIEH, JR., George, Klay TOKPA, Alaric, Kormu
JALLAH, Armah, Zolu SAMMY, SR., Isaac, G.
FARHAT, David, M. GBOLLIE, Saah, Ciapha
KIADII, George, Momodu MCGILL, Washington, Shadrack
KPOTO, Robert, Momo SINGBE, Sylvester, Bondo
REEVES, Alfred, Garpee SHERIF, Martin, Mohammed Njavola
DIVINE, SR., Samuel, Raymond MAMU, SR., Jacob, Gbanalagaye
Total Valid Votes
Invalid Votes *
* Invalid votes account for 3.7% of total votes
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Liberians Look Towards Runoff As Vote Counts Nears Completion
October 15, 2005
Posted to the web October 15, 2005
Abdoulaye W. Dukulé
With nearly three-quarters of the ballots counted in Liberia's presidential election, it appears that no single candidate will receive more than half the votes needed to win an outright victory.
Unless the front-runner, soccer-player-turned-politician George O. Weah grabs almost all remaining ballots, he is likely to face Harvard-educated banker Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in a two-candidate runoff tentatively scheduled for November 8. Charles Brumskine, in third place, would need to receive at least half the remaining ballots to come in second, ahead of Sirleaf.
According to results released by the National Elections Commission (NEC) at a Saturday morning briefing, Weah received 32.2 percent of the tally this far, compared with 18.6 percent for Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and 10.6 percent for Charles Brumskine. Varney Sherman, whose share shot above 10 percent after he won almost the entirety of the western county of Capemount, dropped to 9.4 percent in latest tabulation.
The results from the first round of campaigning reflect a divided electorate, with the biggest gap being the gap between youthful and older voters. Weah?s campaign relied heavily on his star image, and his managers succeeded in shielding him from political confrontation with other candidates. Soccer is immensely popular throughout Liberia. In every restaurant and bar and in the video clubs that have replaced movie theaters destroyed by the war, young Liberians watch satellite sport channels beaming soccer matches from around the world twenty-four hours a day.
One week prior to the elections, when Zambia's national team was in Monrovia for a world cup qualification match against Liberia's Lone Stars, security forces required that the game be played behind closed-doors, with a media black-out, out of concern that Lone Stars supporters might go on a rampage if the national team lost, as exp