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Thursday, 28 December 2017

Former Footballer George Weah Elected Liberia’s President

George Weah
George Weah

Former Monaco player, George Weah, has been voted president of Liberia after clinching 12 of the 15 counties in the west African country.

Weah has taken to Twitter to thank all his supporters, saying that he plans to liberate the country.

The striker-turned politician becomes the 25th president of the country.

“I am deeply grateful to my family, my friends, and my loyal supporters who contributed to our campaign during this extremely long election season,” Weah said on Twitter before the results were announced.

It is with deep emotion that I want to thank you, the Liberian people, for honoring me with your vote today. It is a great hope. #Liberia #Liberia2017

— George Weah (@GeorgeWeahOff) December 26, 2017
The three-time African Footballer of the Year and the first African player to win the Ballon d'Or defeated Joseph Boakai and will now succeed the first elected female president in Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

And the football world joined the former Chelsea, AC Milan, PSG, Monaco, Manchester City and Marseille forward in the celebration by taking to Twitter to congratulate him on his victory at the polls.

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