A tragedy mourns Liberia at the very end of a unanimously praised electoral process: a car drove into the crowd in Monrovia, on the evening of November 20, 2023. A crowd of supporters of Joseph Boakaï that the Electoral Commission had just given as definitively elected at the head of the country. There are at least 3 dead and around twenty seriously injured, according to the Unity party, which cites a hospital source.
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At Liberia, dozens of people were gathered Monday evening in Monrovia to celebrate the definitive victory of Joseph Boakai in the Presidential election, when a vehicle crashed into the crowd. The party of the new head of state speaks of 3 deaths and around twenty seriously injured, citing a hospital source.
According to a police official, Melvin Sacko, the vehicle drove into the gathered people and caught fire. “ The case is still ongoing “, did he declare.
Videos posted on social media show many bloodied people lying on the ground, some receiving assistance, others limp.
Joseph Boakai won with 50.64% of the vote, against 49.36% of the vote for outgoing President George Weah, Davidetta Browne Lansanah, president of the electoral commission (NEC), announced to the press on Monday after counting the votes. all ballots.
Joseph Boakai, 78, will take charge of this English-speaking country of around 5 million inhabitants for six years.
(And with AFP)