George Weah elected as president of Liberia.

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Former footballer George Weah is new Liberia President

George Weah has made history as he has been voted as the new President of Liberia after beating his opponent in Tuesday's second round of voting.
The former World Footballer of the Year become the first famous player in the world to clinch the office of a president after retiring from the game.

The delayed vote on Tuesday pitted George Weah against 73-year-old Joseph Boakai, who has been the country's vice president for the last 12 years.

Nearly 2.2 million people were eligible to vote in the runoff in the West African country.
Weah, who topped the first round of voting but did not secure the 50 percent needed to win outright, won the runoff after soundly beating Boakai.
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