Former World Best Player, George Weah, Wins Liberia Presidential Election

Voters lined up at a polling center in Grand Bassa County

Liberia's health system was decimated by Ebola, a challenge for Nobel Prize-winning President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who also led Liberia's transition from a 14-year civil war.

"The Liberty Party is deeply troubled by the discovery of numerous incidents of irregularities and fraud that occurred during the elections", Liberty Party national chairman Benjamin Sanvee said in a statement.

Retired professional footballer turned politician, George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah, has reportedly won the Liberia Presidential election.

At the end of Liberian civil war, Weah announced his intention to run for president in the 2005 elections, forming the Congress for Democratic Change to back his candidacy. 2,183,683 people registered to vote and the elections body reports of a high turnout.

Global observers say the polls went smoothly despite late start to voting in some counties.

As Africa's first female president prepares to step aside, voters called for peaceful and fair elections on Tuesday. She led the country's recovery from a 14-year civil war and guided it through the Ebola crisis in 2014-15 that killed almost 5,000 Liberians. If there is a runoff election it will come two weeks after that announcement. "All of these people are saying they want change and improvement, and that explains why nearly all of the candidates are presenting themselves as candidates for change".



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