The famous footballer is elected President of Liberia

Voters lined up at a polling center in Grand Bassa County

Weah, who emerged the world's best footballer in 1995, is ahead of three other presidential contestants, one of them the sitting vice-president Joseph Boakai, others are longtime opposition figure Charles Brumskine and former Coca-Cola executive, Alexander Cummings.

A runoff election was widely expected with 20 candidates vying to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first female president.

The final results are due to be declared today by Liberia's National Elections Commission (NEC).

"It is not often that you have a former player who becomes a president of a country and so well done Georgie and I would say just for him to keep his enthusiasm and his desire to learn and to win", the Arsenal boss added. As Africa's first female president, Sirleaf has overseen Liberia's recovery from a hard past marked by civil war and recently by an outbreak of the viral Ebola disease. Fomunyoh, who also observed Liberia's 2005 elections, said Sirleaf helped create an environment for an open race with such a high number of candidates. - AP.

During his career Weah played for Monaco, PSG, Marseille, Milan, Chelsea and Manchester city.

The Liberty Party alleged the presidential election was fraught with fraud and irregularities and called on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to suspend its planned announcement of provisional results until it formally presents its findings to the electoral body.

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf, early on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 joined the queue at precisely Fefeh Town, Bomi County to cast her vote.



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