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31 December, 2017, 04:05 | Author: Lamar Ellis
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The U.S. has congratulated the people of Liberia on the successful conclusion of the presidential run-off election, and President-elect George Weah on his victory.

Pending declaration as President of Liberia where he will be sworn into office, the Professional football Association of Ghana have lauded the ex-AC Milan star. "We're going to make history, like the children of South Africa did", said Josephine Davies, vice-president of the youth wing of Weah's Congress for Democratic Change.

Ms Howard-Taylor is the ex-wife of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, who is serving 50 years in a British prison for war crimes in neighbouring Sierra Leone.

Dressed in black, the vice president said he would not succumb to any temptation to impose pain, agony and uncertainty on the people of Liberia.

Idolised in Liberia as "Mister George", Weah is to be sworn in on January 22, replacing Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who in 2006 took the helm of the West African country first founded for freed United States slaves.

While wishing Weah and Liberians a peaceful transition, Buhari reassured them of Nigeria's determination to sustain the current cordial relationship with the country.

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French President Emmanuel Macron hailed the ex-star striker's victory in a tweet on Friday.

"I am most grateful to the nation of Liberia and especially the candidates, Weah and Mr Joseph Boakai, for living up to this creed".

Their Congress for Democratic Change party received 61.5 percent of the final tally, beating Boakai's Unity Party, which got 38.5 percent of the votes, National Election Commission Chairman Jerome Korkoya said. She led the country from back-to-back civil wars and saw it through a deadly Ebola outbreak that killed almost 5,000 Liberians.

In a nationwide broadcast from his party's headquarters in Monrovia on Friday, Mr. Boakai who was flanked by his supporters and party leaders, said he had already called Mr. Weah to congratulate him.

While with AC Milan, Weah in 1995 won World Player of the Year.

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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