The National Elections Commission (NEC) on Tuesday officially declared President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her running mate Joseph Boakai winners of the November 8, 2011 runoff Presidential election.
Though the poll was highly boycotted by officials and supporters of the main opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), it went on unabated.
Making the results public during the press conference, acting NEC chairman said President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the governing Unity Party received 607,618 of the total votes, representing 90.7 percent, while her main rival Cllr. Winston Tubman of the Congress for Democratic Change obtained the total votes of 62,207 or 9.3 percent.
A total of 694,412 votes were cast during the runoff election, among which 24,587 were invalid. Total votes cast constitutes 38.6 percent of the 1.79 million registered voters for the October 11, 2011 Legislative and Presidential Elections.
Meanwhile, the National Elections Commission has announced that the official certification of winners of the 2011 Presidential and Legislative Elections will be held on Monday, November 28 at the headquarters of the NEC.