Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Ex-football star George Weah is the new Liberian President

George Weah: A footballer's leap to presidential palace Weah wins Liberian presidential polls
Chelsea Rogers | 30 December, 2017, 03:57

Former football star George Weah has been elected as Liberia's president with almost all ballots from Tuesday's run-off vote counted.

The former Ballon d'or victor was on Thursday declared victor of the Liberia presidential run-off after taking 61.5 per cent of the vote from 98.1 per cent of ballots cast to beat his opponent Vice-President Joseph Boakai, who took 38.5 per cent of the vote.

"In a facebook post, Ghana's President said:" Warm congratulations to George Oppong Weah on his decisive victory in Liberia's peaceful presidential run-off, thus becoming the next President of the Republic of Liberia.

"Throughout my political life, I have lived by the creed that nobody's political ambition is worth the blood of their citizens".

73-year-old Ghanaian president, Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo-Addo has denied publications in the media that he called the incumbent Vice-President of Liberia, 73-year-old Joseph Nyumah Boakai to congratulate him for winning the elections re-run in his country ahead of official declaration.

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"As co-leader of the NDI International Elections Observation Mission to Liberia for these elections, I salute the zest for democracy of the Liberian people".

"Democracy goes beyond election day, and if Liberia succeeds, West Africa succeeds, Africa succeeds, and the world succeeds".

The Liberian President-Elect had tweeted declaring his resolve to serve Liberia.

The post Jonathan congratulates George weah, Liberia's President-Elect appeared first on Vanguard News.

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