George Weah wins Liberia’s landmark presidential election

Former international Liberian football star turned politician, and presidential election candidate George Weah shows his voting card prior to casting his vote for Liberia’s presidential and legislatives elections, at a polling station in Monrovia on October 10, 2017.

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/ex-footballer-george-weah-wins-liberia-s-landmark-presidential-election

Ex-football superstar George Weah was announced the winner on Thursday of Liberia’s presidential run-off, beating Vice President Joseph Boakai in the first democratic transfer of power in decades following two devastating civil wars.

Mr Weah is set to replace incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who took over at the helm of Africa’s oldest republic in 2006.

The National Election Commission (NEC) said Mr Weah had won an insurmountable 61.5 per cent of Tuesday’s vote, which was delayed several weeks after a legal challenge from Mr Boakai.

The NEC said with 98.1 per cent of all votes counted, Mr Boakai had only secured 38.5 percent support.

Ahead of Thursday’s results, armed and helmeted police deployed outside the poll body’s headquarters and some of Mr Weah’s supporters were already rejoicing.

“The Liberian people clearly made their choice … and all together we are very confident in the result of the electoral process,” Mr Weah tweeted before the official results were announced.

Mr Weah topped the first round of voting in October with 38.4 per cent of ballots but failed to win the 50 per cent necessary to avoid a run-off. Mr Boakai came second with 28.8 per cent.

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ballon d’or winner now a president of a country..

“Mr Weah is set to replace incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who took over at the helm of Africa’s oldest republic in 2006. ”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Weah

“George Weah converted from Protestant Christianity to Islam, before converting back. He hopes for peace for Muslims and Christians, and says they are “one people”. Nowadays Weah professes Protestantism.”

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~ by seeker401 on December 29, 2017.

2 Responses to “George Weah wins Liberia’s landmark presidential election”

  1. “Ahead of Thursday’s results, armed and helmeted police deployed outside the poll body’s headquarters and some of Mr Weah’s supporters were already rejoicing.”

    They thought he would need such a police presence.

    Here is a paper I wrote in PDF form evaluating and critiquing the push for Mohammad to be accepted within Christian circles.

    file:///C:/Users/Owner/Documents/Mission%20Trend.pdf

    The paper is entitled: “An Evaluation of Missionary and Professor Harley Talman’s Thesis “Is Muhammad Also Among the Prophets?”

    • maria,
      If you want to know more of what I believe about Jesus Christ, then the paper I wrote in the comment above may be helpful.

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