Elections Update


The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia
October 12, 2005


The results from yesterday’s elections in Liberia have started to arrive in Monrovia. The National Elections Commission (NEC) has just announced the results from 39 polling centers out of about 3,000 centers. The results are from parts of Bassa County, Maryland County, Grand Gedeh, Upper Bong and Upper Monserrado. According to the figures given by the Commission, Unity Party’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is in the lead with 26.4%. She is followed by the King himself - (CDC’s George Weah) - with 24.6%. Charles Brumskine’s Liberty Party and Winston Tubman’s NDPL took home 10.2% a piece.

NEC is to give another update at about 8:00 pm local time.

Unofficial: According to local radio station monitored here, Dr. Togba-Nah looks strong in Sinoe. He could take the two senatorial seats in the county plus one seat in the House of Representatives. For his part, Cllr. Winston Tubman does not want to let-go Bong County. He is said to be leading in the county so far. Mr. Tubman is closely followed by Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in Bong County. He was leading in Bomi but the Bomi County has now been wrestled from Cllr. Tubman by Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf – locally known as the Iron Lady. Charles Brumskine, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and George Weah are all considered to be strong in Nimba. Things are not working out for the Cllr. Varney Sherman's rooster (Liberia Action Party).