... The margin between the two candidates has slightly widened to 16,221 votes, marking an increase of 10,795 votes since yesterday.
Former Vice President Joseph Boakai has further solidified his lead over incumbent President George Weah in what is shaping up to be a closely contested runoff election.
The latest updates from the National Election Commission show that Boakai is now ahead with 712,741 votes, constituting 50.58% of the total votes counted, while Weah closely trails with 696,520 votes, representing 49.42%.
The margin between the two candidates has slightly widened to 16,221 votes, marking an increase of 10,795 votes since yesterday.
The results are from 5,107 out of 5,890 polling places nationwide, suggesting that the majority of the voting precincts have reported their outcomes.
Boakai's steady climb in the polls, according to analysts, suggests a growing support base, while Weah continues to command a substantial portion of the vote. With only a few polling places left to report, every vote will play a crucial role in determining the outcome of this closely fought election, analysts noted.