George Weah and John Boakai.

Tallies of votes from Tuesday’s runoff Presidential election has placed the leader of the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Senator George Weah in a giant lead ahead of Unity Party (UP) Vice President Joseph Boakai.

Election magistrates, in a soccer stadium outside the capital Monrovia, on Wednesday began compiling vote totals from the country’s 15 counties after Tuesday’s run-off.

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The National Elections Commission (NEC) began tallying votes in the presence of political parties observers, international observers from the European Union, US Embassy, National Democratic Institute, Carter Center and members of the Liberian media.

Meanwhile, the camp of George Weah has claimed victory in the Liberian presidential run-off election.

The former football start camp said its own tallies based on results from individual polling stations showed him winning with about 70 percent of the vote.

Unofficial partial results announced on local radio stations also showed Weah in the lead.

The election commission said people should wait for official counts.

A news conference which had been expected to announce early results on Wednesday morning was postponed until the afternoon, with final results due on Thursday.