BREAKING: George Weah is the President-Elect of Liberia

Former footballer and Ballon d’Or winner, George Weah has emerged the president-elect of his country, Liberia.

Weah, a 51-year-old former world footballer of the year won 13 out of 15 counties in the general elections. His opponent and serving vice president, Boakai Joseph won only two counties.

Mr Weah is the only African to win the highly respected Ballon d’Or. He played for Paris Saint Germain, Chelsea, Manchester City and Marseille. He is now the 25th president of Liberia and is set to replace Nobel prize winner and current president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

“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 posted on Twitter shortly before the announcement of results.

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