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Celebrations have begun in Liberia as former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah is set to be declared the victor of the West African nation's presidential election.

President elect George Weah has said corruption will have no place in his government, APA reports quoting AA. VP Boakai has since conceded defeat and congratulated the former world footballer of the year for his victory.

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.

It is the former AC Milan man's second time of running for Liberia's top office, having lost to current president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2005.

Liberia's president-elect and ex-soccer star George Weah says he is "honored to join a new generation of heads of state".

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


The President of Sengal, Macky Sall, also congratulated Weah on Twitter and wished him "much success".

Weah was declared the victor of Liberia's presidential election run-off on Friday, the country's elections commission confirmed.

Senator George Manneh Weah, President-elect of the Republic of Liberia has praised President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the worldwide community for his ascendancy as president of Africa's oldest republic, Liberia, and also bragged of his government's commitment to continue the works of his precursor.

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. It will be Liberia's first democratic transfer of power in decades.

The 51-year-old Weah, a senator who entered politics after his 2002 retirement, led the first-round election in October but didn't receive enough votes to win outright.


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