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Liberians home and abroad are celebrating the peaceful election of former football star George Weah as the country’s 25th president.

Mr. Weah has obtained significant percentage of votes cast in Tuesday’s presidential run-off poll between him and the current vice president Joseph Boakai.


Mr Weah’s supporters have been celebrating in the capital Monrovia since news of his victory emerged.


Obtaining over 60 percent of votes, he is take over from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf next month when the tenure of Africa’s first female president ends.

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Turn out for Tuesday’s poll was low in an election that had over two million eligible voters.

Weah, 53 failed on two different attempts to become president of the West African nation which was plagued by civil war for decades.

Mr Boakai was hoping to go a step further to become president after serving as Liberia’s vice-president for 12 years.

Mr. Weah was considered the favorite going into the run-off poll after receiving the backing of other opposition political parties.

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There have been reactions across the world to Weah’s victory.

 

Source: Africafeeds.com

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