Provisional results are trickling in from polling centres across Liberia following Tuesday’s peaceful general elections in the West African country, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Results are expected from 5,390 polling units in 2,080 centres across the 15 counties that make up the country.
It is not clear yet how many people participated out of the 2.1 million voters registered for the election, but media reports said turnout was high. A NAN correspondent in Monrovia reports that polling stations in and around the capital were packed with eager voters, including the aged, many of whom queued up before dawn.
Voting started on schedule in the 19 polling centres visited by NAN, but there were reports of late arrivals of materials in some rural areas due to bad roads and poor weather.