George Weah, former world best footballer has just been declared the winner of the presidential election in Liberia.
The 51-year old ex-international footballer defeated the current Vice President to the incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
His opponent Joseph Boakai 73, grabbed two counties, while George Weah won the remaining thirteen.
Former Ballon d’Or winner, George Weah, has been announced as the President-elect of Liberia, West Africa.
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Weah becomes the 25th President of Liberia.
The ex-Liberian international played for Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Chelsea and Manchester City and later returned to France with Marseille.
Who is George Weah?
He is the only African to win the coveted Ballon d’Or.
Weah also won the UEFA Champions League Top Scorer award, Coupe de France, Ligue1, Coupe de la Ligue, Serie A title, English FA Cup among others.
“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 said on Twitter before the results were announced.
Weah is now set to replace Africa’s first female President, Economist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
This was Weah’s second attempt at contesting for the seat, and now he became successful.
His inauguration would be the first time power was transferred from one democratically elected government to another.
congrats, Weah, Congrats Liberian people, Congrats Africa.