Former football superstar George Weah has won Liberia’s presidential run-off, the country’s Election Commission said on Thursday.
Weah has beaten his opponent Vice-President Joseph Boakai, the 1995 World Footballer of the Year winning 61.5 percent of the votes based on 98.1 percent of ballots cast.
After processing 98.1% of results from polling units, Weah got 720,033 votes (61.5%) and Boakai got 457,088 votes (38.5%), according to Liberia’s National Election Commission.
Sean’s lead is unassailable and he will be officially declared the President-elect after 100 per cent of the votes have been collated.
George, who played for AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain in a glittering football career, will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as Liberia’s president next month.
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