The National Elections Commission (NEC) has declared the presidential campaign run off opened with none of the two leading political parties obtaining the majority votes cast in accordance with Article 83 (b) of the Liberian Constitution.
Making the pronouncement yesterday when the NEC chairperson Davidetta Brown Lansanah announced the final results of the consolidated results, she emphasized that campaign begins immediately as of October 24 and closes on November 12, 2023 at midnight.
According to her, the run-off election stemmed from the fact that neither the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) with 804, 087 amounting to 43. 83 percent nor the Unity Party (UP) with 796, 961 amounting to 43. 44 percent of the 5890 polling places across the 15 counties was qualified as the winner of the 2023 elections.
The accumulative votes acquired by each political party have now forced the NEC to announced an extra time for the conclusion of the exercise which will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, the second Tuesday in order to have a result based on an absolute majority.
The NEC assured that the run-off sample ballot papers will be released on Friday, October 27, 2023 and it is expected to have massive civic education among electorates in the coming days.