Former Football Star Wins Liberia’s Election

Ngebray.com,- Former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah has been elected Liberia’s new president. Vice President Joseph Boakai conceded on Friday, congratulating the ex-soccer star. Weah received 61.6 percent of the ballots while Boakai received 38.5 percent. The election is the first democratic transfer of power in Liberia in more than 70 years.

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Africa’s first female president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is stepping aside after two terms at the head of the nation. Weah entered politics in 2002 after his retirement from soccer.