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31 December 2017, 03:39 | Myrtle Vega
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The former soccer player defeated his opponent, Joseph Boakai, on Thursday, elections officials said.
Voter turnout for the runoff was low, but Weah drew overwhelming support from the younger generation, which makes up a majority of Liberia's population of 4.6 million. "While we work to grow the Liberian economy, expand our revenue base, medium term aid would be needed to support projects that would be critical to our long term growth", he said.
The commission said 56 percent of the country's 2.2 million registered voters cast ballots in the runoff, which was contested twice in court amid claims of irregularities, with its original November 7 date delayed.
In a statement on yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP also commended the Liberian national electoral umpire for its internal reforms that paved the way for a credible election. The United Nations has helped to oversee past votes.
Mr Jerome Korkoya, chairman of the commission, announced on Friday in Monrovia, that George Weah who contested on the platform of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), is set to take over from Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
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He also played for Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Chelsea and Man City.
"I congratulate Senator George Weah on this hard-won victory".
In a speech to his supporters, the Unity Party candidate said he had spoken to Weah on the phone and offered him "a hand of goodwill, friendship and gratitude" as he accepted the provisional election results.
Weah's limited educational background hurt his political aspirations, and he returned to school after the 2005 attempt for president.
As Liberia grappled with the Ebola outbreak in 2014, Weah was elected as a senator, defeating Sirleaf's son Robert for the seat.
'Two days ago the world saw me cry, not because I won, but for the lives of partisans who lost their lives in the struggle for change, " Weah said after being introduced by his running mate, Vice President-elect Jewel Howard-Taylor.
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