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利比里亚总统选举决选投票 Liberians Voting in Presidential Runoff Election

星期二,利比里亚人参加总统选举决选投票。两位候选人一个是前世界足球先生、民主变革大会候选人乔治·维阿,另一个是团结党候选人、现任副总统约瑟夫·博阿凯。两位候选人之一获胜,将接替现任总统埃伦·约翰逊·瑟利夫。

在10月10日举行的第一轮选举中,得票最多的是上述两位候选人。维阿得票34.4%,博阿凯为28.8%。由于两人的得票率都没有过半,由此启动决选。但由于团结党提出法庭诉讼,原本是要在11月7日举行的选举推迟到现在。

已经连任一次的瑟利夫总统即将卸任。

民意测验专家星期二表示,眼下竞选双方势均力敌难分胜负。正式选举结果预计要几天后才会出来。

Polls are open in Liberia Tuesday, as voters choose between former soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai to replace President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Boakai and Weah were the top vote-getters in the October 10 election, with Weah getting 38.4 percent and Boaki coming in second with 28.8 percent. Since neither received a majority, a runoff election was triggered, but court challenges delayed the vote which was originally set for November 7.

Sirleaf is stepping down after two terms as president.

Pollsters say Tuesday's election is too close to call, and official results aren't expected for a few days.

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