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Former Footballer, George Weah Becomes Liberian President
The Liberia and Chelsea team’s former football player George Weah has been chosen as the new president of Liberia.
The former football star George Weah has won Liberia’s presidential election, defeating the vice-president, Joseph Boakai. He grabbed the victory with 61.5% of the vote.
Former player George Weah was one of the leading players of 1990s. Weah, 51, is the only African to be Fifa’s world player of the year or to have won the Ballon d’Or for Europe’s best player. Then he was called “pride of Africa” by Nelson Mandela.
Weah brought his 18-years of football life to an end in 2003 and went into the political field.
George Wei, who later became Liberian MP, has won a 61.5 percent of the votes this year and has won the presidential election.
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