George Weah wins Liberia election run-off by 61.5%

AC Milan footballer legend, George Weah has won the Tuesday’s election runoff to become Liberia’s president-elect. Results released by the country’s National Elections Commission (NEC), representing 98.1% of ballots counted, showed Mr Weah ahead of Vice President Joseph Boakai. The Ballon d’Or winner George Weah, 51, won 61.5% of the vote, while his opponent Mr Boakai, 73, […]

George Weah takes comfortable lead in Liberia presidential poll

Provisional results released by Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) put African football great, George Weah, in a comfortable lead. The figures showed the two-time presidential aspirant was ahead in 11 out of 15 counties, though most of the votes are yet to be counted. Vice President Joseph Boakai was leading in one county and comes […]

Liberia goes to poll: Who replaces Africa’s Iron Lady?

Africa’s first female President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will bring her tenure as leader of Liberia to an end after serving the mandatory two terms. She was instrumental in the restoration of peace to the West African country after its 14-year civil war that led to the death of hundreds of citizens. She also improved on […]

20 candidates fight over 2.2m votes in Liberia presidential poll

In less than 24 hours millions of voters will elect a new President and legislators in Liberia, the third of its kind after the end of the country’s civil war in 2003. Twenty Presidential Candidates, including current Vice President Joseph Boakai, are vying for the West African country’s top job in an election that has […]