Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
World | By Melba Underwood

George Weah went from Ballon D'or to Presidency !

George Weah went from Ballon D'or to Presidency !

Mr Weah was among 20 presidential candidates in Tuesday's election.

"It is not often that you have a former player who becomes a president of a country", Wenger was quoted on the online platform. As President of VEA will replace the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

The head of the Ecowas 71-member election observation mission to Liberia, John Mahama has described the October 10 presidential and parliamentary elections as largely free and fair.In a statement in Monrovia on Wednesday, Mr. Mahama said Liberians had seized the opportunity to exercise their sovereign right to decide who leads them in a mature and orderly manner that has vindicated the confidence of the global community in the process.

984 candidates are contesting for the 73 seats at stake in the national assembly. In one case, hundreds of people with registration cards spent the day demanding to vote in Bong County after poll workers there said their names were not on voter rolls.

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The United States called the election "an important step toward achieving Liberia's first peaceful transfer of power from one democratically elected head of state to another in decades".

A presidential candidate must win more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a second round. A runoff election, if needed, would come two weeks after that announcement.

Angry supporters gathered to protest at Liberty Party headquarters, claiming polls in the West African nation opened late and that ballot-tampering occurred in at least one location in the capital, Monrovia.

"Almost all Liberians that turned out to vote were able to cast their ballots", said Christopher Fomunyoh, senior associate for Africa at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

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