Thursday, November 12, 2009

Urey in temporary lead

As the counting of ballots in the Montserrado County senatorial by-election goes into full swing, preliminary results from 33 of the 280 voting precincts across the 14 Electoral Districts have put the Unity Party candidate; Clemenceau Blayon Urey, in a temporary lead with 1,449 votes which constitute 36.3% of the total of 4,038 votes tallied so far.

Mr. Urey is being followed by the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) Geraldine Doe-Sheriff.

The Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC) James M. Fromayan at a late Wednesday evening news conference said the UP candidate is followed by Geraldine Doe -Sheriff of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) with 1,257 votes or 31.5% of the total votes cast.

Mr. Fromayan said parties and candidates wanting to file complaints regarding the polling process or any irregularities are to file such complaints with the NEC magistrates in the county within 24 hours.

Already, the National Election Commission has come under fire from political parties and residents of Montserrado County for the form and manner in which the election was conducted including lack of adequate civic education prior to the polling.

Meanwhile, final results of the by-election are expected to be announced Friday-, November 13.

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