George Weah Steps Aside as Joseph Boakai Emerges Winner in Presidential Election


Liberian President George Weah has conceded defeat in the presidential election to opposition leader Joseph Boakai.

Boakai, a former vice president, secured 50.9% of the vote against Weah’s 49.1%.

This marks a significant turnaround from the 2017 election when Weah, a global soccer legend, won with 62% of the vote.

Weah’s concession paves the way for Liberia’s second democratic transfer of power in over seven decades.

Boakai supporters celebrated the victory in the capital, Monrovia. Liberia, recovering from civil wars and an Ebola epidemic, faces challenges of poverty, unemployment, and infrastructure development.

Boakai stressed a message of peace and reconciliation.

Source: Reuters

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