An international delegation that monitored the elections in Liberia is calling on all concerned to act responsibly to ensure the post-war peace process stays on track.
The delegation, led by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former Benin President Nicephore Soglo, also urged the international community to continue its assistance.
It added that extensive voter education will be needed if a runoff election is required.
The delegation said a major problem in Tuesday's poll was widespread lack of voter understanding of the process of casting ballots. It also cited voter ignorance of the nature of choice among the candidates.
The joint delegation from the former U.S. president's Carter Center and the National Democratic Institute includes representatives from 14 nations in Africa, Europe and North America.