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Former world best footballer, George Weah elected as the president of Liberia

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George Oppong Weah has been elected as the president of Liberia after winning a presidential run-off. George Weah is believed to have won 12 out of the 15 counties to edge his 73-year-old opponents  Joseph Boakai. The 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or winner, succeeds President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. In 2011 he also ran for the vice-president role on the losing ticket but now, at the age of 51, is strongly placed to emerge as the successor to Ellen Sirleaf Johnson. The former Chelsea and Manchester City player was a three-time winner of the African Footballer of the Year prize.  ]]>