Wenger Congratulates Former Arsenal Player On Election As Liberian President — George Weah

Wenger Congratulates Former Arsenal Player On Election As Liberian President — George Weah

The 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d'Or victor, succeeds President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in a contest that completes the country's first democratic transition of power in more than 70 years.

The retired proficient footballer turned politician who was a senator in his home country before his emergence as the successor of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Vote-counting continued across Liberia yesterday following presidential elections that are likely to go to a run-off, with 20 candidates contesting, local media and observers say. It apologized for delays in some areas and said it had quarantined materials from one precinct and will investigate reports of alleged compromised voting.

Former Ballon d'Or victor, George Weah has emerged as the newly elected president of Liberia to succeed Elen Johnson Sirleaf. According to worldwide observers, the vote has gone smoothly, despite its late start in some counties. 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. In 2005 George Wea again ran for president, but then remained second in the vote, after Surley.

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"We are calling on NEC to immediately halt further announcements of election results".

The first official results had been expected later today.

Sirleaf has been the President of Liberia since 2006 following 14 years of a deadly civil war during the reign of the now incarcerated former President Charles Taylor, who was ousted by rebels in 2003. The turnout was impressive, especially among the younger generations, said Christopher Fomunyoh, of the United States funded National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, which is monitoring the elections. "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".

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