George Weah has been elected as the new president of Liberia after clinching 12 of the 15 counties in the west African country.
Weah has taken to his Twitter page to thank all his supporters, saying that he plans to liberate the country.
The former AC Milan striker and Ballon D’or winner now becomes the 25th president of Liberia and the first footballer in history to achieve such feat.
In the re-run, Weah defeated 73-year-old Joseph Boakai – who has been the country’s vice president for the last 12 years, got only two counties to vote for him.
It is with deep emotion that I want to thank you, the Liberian people, for honoring me with your vote today. It is a great hope.