Former Monaco player, George Weah has been voted president of Liberia after clinching 12 of the 15 counties in the west African country.

Former Footballer George Weah Wins Liberia’s Election

He took to his Twitter page to thank all his supporters, saying that he plans to liberate the country.

The striker-turned politician becomes the 25th president of the country.

He wrote:

“I am deeply grateful to my family, my friends, and my loyal supporters who contributed to our campaign during this extremely long election season”

It is with deep emotion that I want to thank you, the Liberian people, for honoring me with your vote today. It is a great hope.  

Weah is set to replace Africa’s first female head of state, economist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and see the West African nation, founded by freed American slaves, hand over power from one democratically elected government to another.

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