Liberia: Former football superstar George Weah elected new president

Former international footballer and Ballon D'or winner George Weah was met by hundreds of ecstatic supporters in Monrovia on Saturday after he was elected Liberia’s new president. Weah managed to secure more than 60 percent of the overall vote placing himself considerably ahead of his opponent Joseph Boakai. The former AC Milan and Paris Saint Germain player entered politics following his... Еще professional football career in 2002 which saw him take up the position of Senator for the Montserrado County before the current presidential campaign. President-elect Weah succeeds Liberia's first female President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and will be sworn into office on January 22.

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