George Weah Set To Become Liberian 25th President

George Weah Set To Become Liberian 25th
George Weah Liberian President elect/ Photo credit: Standardmedia

George Weah has finally won the presidential elections in Liberia to become the Liberian 25th president.

The retired footballer, Senator of Montserrado County and former Fifa World Player and winner of the much sought-after Ballon d’or  defeated his opponent, Vice President Joseph Boakai in a landslide victory in results announced in Liberia on Wednesday morning.

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“I am deeply grateful to my family, my friends, and my loyal supporters who contributed to our campaign during this extremely long election season,” Weah posted on Twitter before the results were announced.

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Weah is set to replace Africa’s first female head of state, economist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and see the West African nation, founded by freed American slaves, hand over power from one democratically elected government to another.

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