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Former World Best Footballer George Weah Elected Liberia’s President

Retired footballer George Weah has won the elections in Liberia and is about to become the country’s 25th president.

|The senator of Montserrado County – once named Fifa World Player and winner of the much-coveted Ballon d’Or – defeated his 73-year-old opponent Vice President Joseph Boakai in a landslide victory in results announced in Liberia on Wednesday morning.

Weah is set to replace Africa’s first female head of state, economist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and see the West African nation, founded by freed American slaves, hand over power from one democratically elected government to another.