Posted on December 29, 2017 11:26:59 Filed in English News
Former Fifa World Football Player of the Year, George Weah, has been elected President of Liberia, and South African President, Jacob Zuma, has congratulated him.
Mr. Weah won 12 of the 15 counties in the Liberian presidential run-off held on Tuesday, the electoral body announced.
The former AC Milan striker becomes the 25th president of the country.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, President Zuma praised the country for conducting the presidential run-off in a peaceful manner, saying that it signified another positive step towards deepening democracy in Africa.