BREAKING: Football Legend George Weah Emerges As Liberia’s President

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Former Monaco player and Ballon d’Or winner, George Weah, has been announced as the President-elect of
Liberia, after clinching 12 of the 15 counties in the West Africa country.

The
51-year-old former World Footballer of the Year won thirteen out of fifteen
counties.
His
73-year-old opponent and current vice president, Joseph Boakai got only two
counties.
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.
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.

It is with deep emotion that I want to thank you, the Liberian people, for honoring me with your vote today. It is a great hope. #Liberia #Liberia2017

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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.
His
inauguration would be the first time power was transferred from one
democratically elected government to another.

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