(LINA) – The opposition United People’s Party (UPP) has officially endorsed the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) in an imminent presidential runoff with the ruling Unity Party (UP) next month. In a release Tuesday, the UPP presidential candidate, MacDonald Wento, along with stalwarts of the party, announced their support at the headquarters of the CDC in Monrovia. For his part, CDC Vice Chairman for Operations, Mulbah Morlu, expressed thanks to the UPP for its decision to come back to the party. The provisional results released by the NEC as of October 15 puts the UPP of presidential candidate MacDonald Wento at 8,613 of the votes counted so far, representing 0.6 percent of the ballots counted. With final results expected this Friday after 95.6 percent of the polling places been counted, the CDC has comfortably obtained 39.0 percent of the total votes cast ahead of UP which has 29.1 percent.
Source: GNN Liberia October 18, 2017 08:37 UTC