George Weah went from Ballon D'or to Presidency !

Former Ballon d'Or winner, George Weah Wins Liberia Presidential Election'

Former Ballon d'Or winner, George Weah Wins Liberia Presidential Election'

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.

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In Liberia, a candidate needs more than 50% of the votes for outright victory in an election, with experts forecasting it is likely to go to a second round.

The National Election Commission said local vote counting had ended after a largely smooth election.

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After performing her constitutional duty, President Sirleaf briefly addressed journalists who had gone to cover the polls.

"George feels good and very keen".

"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", Fomunyoh said.

"He stood for election in 2005, and then they said he lacked experience, but the fact he is now a senator plays a big role".

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Liberians began lining up to vote at 4 a.m. Tuesday, and things appeared to have proceeded without incident throughout most of the country.

"Well done, George, and I would say just for him to keep his enthusiasm and his desire to learn and to win", Wenger, who managed Weah for four years at Monaco, said, according to the BBC.

According to a report by the BBC, during the press conference Wenger's eyes were glinting as he spoke, with what was clearly nearly uncontained excitement and a genuine congratulatory feel. More than 2.1 million voters had registered to vote throughout Liberia, established by the United States in the 19th century for freed black slaves.

984 candidates are contesting for the 73 seats at stake in the national assembly.

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