This year there are 16 candidates - 13 men and 3 women, however there appear to be three front-runners.
Results of this election will take two weeks to compile, so the announcement of the winner is not expected before October 25. If none of the sixteen candidates receive 50% + 1% of the vote, there will be a runoff election on November 8. Please keep this election in your thoughts and prayers. We hope and pray that this election will be peaceful and orderly, that the citizens of Liberia will exercise their democratic right to vote, and that the results will be accepted.
By the way, the other winner of the Nobel Peace Prize from Liberia, Leymah Gbowee, is the woman from the video, Pray the Devil Back to Hell. We have been promoting that documentary because of the great role of advocacy that these women played. When we moved to Liberia in 2005, these women were still there praying every day, at the Fish Market, outside of Monrovia. It's a great documentary to watch, if you get the chance.