A Football Star Became the President of Liberia

12 October, 2017, 15:27 | Author: Wade Massey
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Emerging reports indicate that the election is nearly certain to go to a run-off with 20 candidates contesting to succeed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in a contest that completes the country's first democratic transition of power in more than 70 years.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, addresses the 2008 United Methodist General Conference on April 29 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Wenger declared this morning: "I would like to congratulate one of my former players, who became president of Liberia, George Weah". Voters chose among 20 presidential contenders and almost 1 000 candidates from 26 political parties vying for 73 seats in the House of Representatives. 2,183,683 people registered to vote and the elections body reports of a high turnout. In 2005 George Wea again ran for president, but then remained second in the vote, after Surley. Sirleaf is a United Methodist and the first female head of state in Africa. According to global observers, the vote has gone smoothly, despite its late start in some counties.

"We are calling on NEC to immediately halt further announcements of election results". The Nobel Peace Prize victor was Africa's first female president and helped the country rebuild from years of civil war and the devastating Ebola crisis.

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