Friday, December 29, 2017

#LIBERIA: Former Soccer Star George Weah Wins First Democratic Presidential Election Since 1944

[world politics news]


Former soccer star George Weah has won Liberia’s presidential election, defeating the vice-president, Joseph Boakai, in a runoff with 61.5% of the vote. 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.

[FULL STORY HERE]

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