Liberia declares George Weah president-elect

Liberia's president elect vows to end corruption

Liberia's president elect vows to end corruption

Macron says the former soccer star and FIFA World Player of the Year still has "a special place in the French's hearts".

The expectations are high especially among young Liberians, his support base, for job creation and poverty reduction.

Weah had run in the country's last two elections, winning the first round of the 2005 vote that eventually went to Sirleaf.

Buhari says Nigeria is ready to work with Liberia on issues of mutual interest and called Weah's victory "an affirmation of the will of the Liberian people to remain united, peaceful and prosperous".

Thirty-four-old Lawrence Menden, an IT professional, said he had no doubt in the ability of Weah to "take Liberia out of the woods".

"Weah honored Sirleaf, calling her 'the Iron Lady of Africa" and promising to 'build upon the institutional gains" her administration has made.

French President Emmanuel Macron has called Liberia's president-elect George Weah to congratulate him and invite him to visit.

The lawmaker who congratulate Weah pointed that the hardwork, persistence and steadfastness displayed by the football legend should be adopted by Nigerian youths in meeting their target goals in life.

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Liberia's vice president is congratulating former global soccer star George Weah on winning the West African nation's presidency.

"Some people do not believe that Ambassador Weah has what it takes to perform as President, but they should wait and see; the man will surprise them, " he said.

Celebrations have begun in Liberia as former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah is set to be declared the victor of the West African nation's presidential election.

According to the National Elections Commission (NEC) Weah, 51, had garnered 61% of valid votes cast from 98.1% of votes tallied.

Weah extended a hand of fellowship to his rival in the just-concluded presidential runoff election and outgoing Vice President Joseph Boakai, saying he will be counting on his advice and contributions.

Weah replaced Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as president, who was a joint recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for fighting for women's rights.

He won 38.4% of votes in the first round on 10 October, while his opponent Mr Boakai came second with 28.8%.

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