2017 Liberian general election
Counties won in the second round
General elections were held in Liberia on 10 October 2017, 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).
Candidates[change | change source]
Scond Round[change | change source]
- Joseph Boakai, Vice President since January 2006.
- George Weah, former footballer who was defeated by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the 2005 election, has announced he will run for office again.
Lost in first round[change | change source]
- Charles Brumskine, Leader of the Liberty Party and former President Pro Temp of the Senate
- MacDella Cooper, philanthropist
- Alexander B. Cummings, former Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Coca-Cola
- Prince Johnson, former rebel leader
- Joseph Mills Jones, leader of the Movement for Economic Empowerment and former Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia
- Richard Miller, businessman
- Benoni Urey, businessman
- MacDonald A. Wento, United People's Party
- Jeremiah Whapoe, businessman
Opinion polls[change | change source]
|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]
- "National Elections Committee". Retrieved 21 July 2016.
- Liberia election: Weah and Boakai headed for presidential run-off
- Liberia’s election threatens its fragile stability Financial Times, 8 April 2016
- Liberia ex-footballer George Weah to run for president again BBC News, 28 April 2016
- Butty, James. "Liberia's Brumskine Outlines Vision for 2017 Presidential Bid". VOA. Retrieved 2017-03-22.
- First 2017 Female Presidential Aspirant Liberian Observer, 18 October 2016
- Alexander B. Cummings – The free-marketeer presidential candidate hoping to transform Liberia International Business Times, 23 January 2017
- Dr. Mills Jones Calls on Liberians to Elect Talented People in Office Front Page Africa
- UPP will not accept foreign money The New Dawn, 19 June 2017