George Weah Wins Liberian Presidential Elections

By Christian Smith

Former AC Milan, Manchester City and Chelsea striker George Weah has been elected president of Liberia.

The 51-year-old President-elect, who won the first round – but didn’t achieve the 50 percent of the election held on October 10, secured 12 of  15 counties to defeat his closest rival, 73-year-old Joseph Boakai.

Africa’s first recipient of the Ballon D’or took to Twitter to announce the victory.

He said it “is with deep emotion that I want to thank you, the Liberian people, for honoring me with your vote today.”

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