Wenger Congratulates George Weah as President Elect

13 October, 2017, 00:53 | Author: Irene Delgado
  • President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf casts her vote in Bomi County

The episode prompted officials from Mr. Weah's party and the party of Alexander Cummings, a former Coca-Cola executive, to lodge complaints with the elections commission.

They include former footballer Senator George Weah, Vice President Joseph Boakai, former rebel leader Prince Johnson and the only woman in the race, former model Macdella Cooper.

If no candidate wins 50 percent of the presidential vote, a run-off between the top two contenders will be held on November 7.

George Weah, 1995 FIFA's Player of the year and Ballon d'Or victor, is awaiting the official result of the Liberian presidential elections as he vies to replace the current head of state Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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Famous former footballer George Weah elected President of his country. Voters chose among 20 presidential contenders and almost 1 000 candidates from 26 political parties vying for 73 seats in the House of Representatives. It apologized for delays in some areas and said it had quarantined materials from one precinct and will investigate reports of alleged compromised voting. More than 2.1 million voters had registered to vote throughout Liberia, established by the United States in the 19th century for freed black slaves.

As Liberians head to the polls to elect their new president, the rest of Africa is sending farewell messages to the first democratically elected African female President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, whose second term comes to an end in a week's time. A runoff election is likely.

"All of these people are saying they want change and improvement, and that explains why nearly all of the candidates are presenting themselves as candidates for change", Fomunyoh said.

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