Category: Boakai

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Liberia election: George Weah v Joseph Boakai

Liberia has begun counting votes after a day of peaceful voting in a contested presidential runoff that voters hope will lead to the country’s first democratic transition in more than 70 years. The delayed vote on Tuesday pitted George Weah, a 51-year-old ex-international football star and Liberian senator, against 73-year-old Joseph Boakai, who has been…

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Liberia election: George Weah versus Joseph Boakai

Liberians will head to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president in a contested run-off election. The delayed vote pits George Weah, a 51-year-old ex-international football star and Liberian senator, against 73-year-old Joseph Boakai, who has served as the vice president under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for the past 12 years. Polls open at 08:00 GMT…