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Liberian incumbent president wins run-off: preliminary results

(Xinhua)

14:12, November 11, 2011

MONROVIA, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Liberian incumbent President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf had won the run-off election, according to the preliminary results announced by the National Election Commission on Thursday afternoon.

According to the results, Johnson-Sirleaf from the ruling Unity Party got 513,320 votes, which constitutes 90.8 percent of the total votes. Her rival Winston Tubman from the opposition party Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), got 52,071 votes, which constitutes 9.2 percent.

With 4,457 polling places across the country, 3,859 have been counted and tallied. The turnout of the run-off is 37.4 percent.

Sirleaf's main challenger, Winston Tubman boycotted the polls citing frauds and called for recount of the votes cast in the first round as precondition to his participation.

Tubman's boycott action to some extend had a negative effect on the turnout on polling day.

Addressing a news conference this afternoon, Acting National Election Commission Chairman Elizabeth Nelson disclosed that voting was peaceful and the electoral body was successful in implementing their mandate.

"Because the run-off election was one election with only two candidates in the race, the tally process is also proceeding much faster than during the Oct. 11, 2011 presidential and legislative elections," Madam Nelson noted.

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