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Ex-Football Star George Weah Set for Liberia Presidency Following Run-Off Victory

​Former footballer George Weah is getting ready to turning into the President of Liberia.

Weah, who represented the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Chelsea and Manchester Metropolis as a striker, ought to quickly be introduced as president, following Tuesday’s run-off elections.

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He stays the one African participant to have gained the Fifa World Participant of the 12 months and the Ballon d’Or, claiming each accolades in 1995. He entered politics after retiring in 2002.

The 51-year-old gained 61.5% of the votes, with 98.1% of the ballots already being counted, in response to the Nationwide Elections Fee (through the ​BBC). And his opponent, Joseph Boakai, trails behind with 38.5%.

Because of this, Weah is now set to exchange Liberia’s first elected feminine President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in fairly the historic takeover, as will probably be the primary democratic change of energy within the nation since 1944.

Sirleaf beat Weah within the 2005 run-off elections after the top of the civil warfare, however 12 years on, he is set to fill the highest seat.

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