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WATCH: George Weah is Liberia's new president

29 December, 08:27 AM

Former international football star George Weah has been elected as Liberia's 25th president. Watch.

AFP reported on Thursday that Weah won with a projected 61.5% of the vote.

Vice President Joseph Boakai secured 38.5%, the National Election Commission (NEC) said, with 98.1% of votes counted.

This is the first time in more than 70 years the West African nation, founded by freed American slaves, sees a democratically elected government hand power to another.

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