Election commission says Weah defeated vice-president Joseph Boakai to win election runoff with 61.5% of the vote
The former football star George Weah has won Liberia’s presidential election, defeating the vice-president, Joseph Boakai, in a runoff with 61.5% of the vote.
Thursday’s announcement by the country’s election commission chair, Jerome Korkoyah, means Weah will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as Liberia’s president next month, after an election fraught with accusations of fraud and irregularities. It will be the country’s first democratic transition since 1944 and follows two devastating civil wars.
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/28/ex-footballer-george-weah-to-become-liberias-president
Author : Ruth Maclean West Africa correspondent and Daniel Nyakonah in Monrovia
Publish date : 28 December 2017 | 7:36 pm
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