The former International football star and 1995 African Footballer of the Year, George Weah has been announced as the new President elect of Liberia.
He will take over from Africaâ€™s only female President, Mrs Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to become the 25th President in Liberia.
The 51-year-old former World Footballer of the Year won thirteen out of fifteen counties.
His 73-year-old opponent and current vice president, Joseph Boakai got only two counties.
The ex-Liberian international played for Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Chelsea and Manchester City and later returned to France with Marseille.
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He is the only African to win the coveted Ballon dâ€™Or.
Weah also won the UEFA Champions League Top Scorer award, Coupe de France, Ligue1, Coupe de la Ligue, Serie A title, English FA Cup among others.
â€œI am deeply grateful to my family, my friends, and my loyal supporters who contributed to our campaign during this extremely long election season,â€ Weah said on Twitter before the results were announced.
His inauguration would be the first time power was transferred from one democratically elected government to another.
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