Election 2005 Update



The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia
October 13, 2005


The Chairperson of the National Elections Commission has given the first update for today, October 13, 2005. The second update for the day is expected at 7:00 pm this evening. Madam Frances Johnson-Morris announced the results of 278 stations out of 3070 polling stations. The results came from some stations in 14 of the fifteen political sub-divisions of the country. The total number of votes cast at the 278 stations was 88,080 and the voter-turnout was 72%.

CDC’s Weah George Weah is still lonely atop with 23.7% of the 88080 votes. He is followed by Mrs. Sirleaf with 14.9%. Cllr. Charles Brumskine is next to Mrs. Sirleaf with 11.8%. He is followed by Winston with 10.1%.

This election seems to be the most transparent elections in the history of the country. After the counting of the ballots at each pollihng center, the results are posted for the media, political parties and the public in general. Results are updated by the Commision as they come in via the Data Center. The Center is very impressive! Everything seems to be computerized. It's hard to even find a Liberian there.