Liberia declares George Weah president-elect

President-elect Weah who read the prepared statement to the media in a rather relaxed state, also expressed thanks and appreciation to God for his blessings and wisdom which led him to this current state as Liberia's 24th President, and further assured Liberians of his government commitment to improving their livelihood during the reigns of the CDC led government.

The party congratulated the president-elect, George Weah on his victory even as an opposition candidate, in the keenly contested presidential election.

"Best wishes for the success of President-elect George Weah, and Vice President-elect, Jewel Taylor".

The former FIFA World Player of the Year played with AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain, among others.

With this result, Weah is set to be installed as the 25th president of Liberia with effect from the third working Monday of January, 2018.

"Those chosen to serve will and must be dedicated to the ideas of grassroots social transformation. persons looking to treat the Liberian people through menace of corruption will have no place in this administration", Weah said.

When the president-elect rose from his seat to calm the situation, the crowd went wilder in euphoria, chanting "George Weah, George Weah".

The party also congratulated the Liberian people for a peaceful and successful political transition, saying that the development was a firm and loud statement that democracy has taken firm roots not only in Liberia but also in the entire African continent.

And in a related development, the USA has congratulated the people of Liberia on the successful conclusion of the presidential run-off election, and President-elect George Weah on his victory.

President to come, Weah, who won the majority vote in 12 of the 15 counties, will take the reins from Africa's first female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

With more than 98 percent of votes counted late Thursday, Weah received 61.5 percent of ballots while Vice President Joseph Boakai received 38.5 percent.

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