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Former Ballon d'Or winner, George Weah wins Liberia's Presidential election

Former Ballon d'Or winner and retired footballer, George Oppong Weah has won the presidential run-off election in Liberia making him the president-elect of the West African country

Weah was reported to have clinched 12 of the 15 counties in Liberia knocking off his closest opponent, Joseph Boakai who has been the country’s vice president for the last 12 years.

The 51-year old took to his social media handle to express his gratitude to everyone who voted for him, stating that he had plans to liberate the country.

Weah wrote;

"It is with deep emotion that I want to thank you, the Liberian people, for honouring me with your vote today. It is a great hope".

South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma following the presidential run-off election in Liberia congratulated Weah on his victory, lauding the peaceful manner in which the run-off election was conducted.

Weah is set to become Liberia's 25th president and will succeed the incumbent president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf who was the first African woman to be elected as president in 2006.


Congratulations to George Weah!

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