The 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d'Or victor, is set to succeed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in a contest that completes the country's first democratic transition of power in more than 70 years.
Famous former footballer George Weah elected President of his country.
According to NEC, preliminary results, which are expected for today, Thursday, have been delayed by several glitches at some polling stations. As President of VEA will replace the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
Former Chelsea, Manchester City and AC Milan footballer George Weah faces a run-off in his bid to become president of Liberia. More than 2.1 million voters had registered to vote at almost 5 400 polling stations throughout Liberia, which was established by the United States in the 19th Century for freed black slaves.
984 candidates are contesting for the 73 seats at stake in the national assembly.
Global observers said Tuesday's vote went smoothly despite late starts in some counties.
"This is an important step toward achieving Liberia's first peaceful transfer of power from one democratically-elected head of state to another in decades". It apologized for delays of vote counting in some areas.
Vice-President Joseph Boakai and footballer George Weah are seen as the frontrunners to succeed the Nobel Peace Prize victor Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who led the country's recovery from Ebola and civil war.
However, most analysts expect it to go to a second round, as a candidate needs more than 50% of the votes for outright victory. A runoff election, if needed, would come two weeks after that announcement. "All of these people are saying they want change and improvement, and that explains why nearly all of the candidates are presenting themselves as candidates for change".