George Weah elected Liberia president

George Weah elected Liberia president

Liberia and African football Legend George Weah will be the next president of the small West African Nation.

Weah, 51, became the first non-European player to win the Ballon d’Or in 1995 – just one of many achievements over a prolific 18-year professional career that ended in 2003.

He entered politics after his retirement and had been serving as a senator in Liberia’s parliament.

His victory was announced by Liberia’s National Elections Commission on Thursday – it said that with 98.1% of ballots counted, Weah had won 61.5% of the vote.

He will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president.

She defeated Weah in elections in 2005, held shortly after the end of a brutal civil war.


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