2017 Liberian general election

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Liberian presidential election, 2017

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Nominee George Weah Joseph Boakai
Party CDC Unity Party (Liberia)
Running mate Jewel Taylor Emmanuel Nuquay
Popular vote 732,185 457,579
Percentage 61.5% 38.5%

2017 Liberian presidential election map by county (2nd round).svg
Counties won in the second round

President before election

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Unity Party (Liberia)

Elected President

George Weah
Coalition for Democratic Change

General elections were held in Liberia on 10 October 2017,[1] electing the President and House of Representatives. No candidate won a majority in the first round of the presidential vote, so a run-off was held.

The elections are overseen by the National Elections Commission (NEC).

The run-off was held on 26 December.[2] George Weah won the election with 62% of the vote.

Candidates[change | change source]

Incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in office since 2006, is constitutionally barred from running for a third term; the election will thus choose her successor.[3]

Scond Round[change | change source]

Lost in first round[change | change source]

Opinion polls[change | change source]

Pollster Date Sample size Boakai
Unity
Weah
CDC
Johnson
FDUP
Urey
All Liberian
Brumskine
Liberty
Cooper
ULD
Cummings
ANC
Undecided
Liberia Holding Consortium May 2017 275 29.45% 21.18% N/A 11.26% 16% 0.72% 9.45% N/A
Liberia Holding Consortium June 2017 484 36.36% 18.38% 3.92% 4.75% 13.22% 0.82% 7.02% 13.01%
Liberia Holding Consortium August 2017 763 33.81% 21.1% 2.88% 2.49% 12.45% N/A 5.63% 13.63%
International Political Polls August 2017 1,224 21.74% 24.73% 8.72% 6.38% 23.49% N/A 9.55% N/A

Results[change | change source]

  • Second round:

References[change | change source]

  1. "National Elections Committee". Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  2. Liberia election: Weah and Boakai headed for presidential run-off
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Liberia’s election threatens its fragile stability Financial Times, 8 April 2016
  4. Liberia ex-footballer George Weah to run for president again BBC News, 28 April 2016
  5. Butty, James. "Liberia's Brumskine Outlines Vision for 2017 Presidential Bid". VOA. Retrieved 2017-03-22.
  6. First 2017 Female Presidential Aspirant Liberian Observer, 18 October 2016
  7. Alexander B. Cummings – The free-marketeer presidential candidate hoping to transform Liberia International Business Times, 23 January 2017
  8. Dr. Mills Jones Calls on Liberians to Elect Talented People in Office Front Page Africa
  9. UPP will not accept foreign money The New Dawn, 19 June 2017