: Ex-soccer star Weah elected Liberia president by wide margin

  • AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh Supporters of former soccer player George Weah, Presidential candidate for the Coalition for Democratic Change, celebrate, in Monrovia, Liberia, Friday. The National Election Commission has declared George Weah president-elect and Jewel Howard-Taylor vice president-elect following the Dec. 26 runoff poll.

  • AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh Supporters of former soccer player George Weah, Presidential candidate for the Coalition for Democratic Change, celebrate, in Monrovia, Liberia, Friday. The National Election Commission has declared George Weah president-elect and Jewel Howard-Taylor vice president-elect following the Dec. 26 runoff poll.

MONROVIA, Liberia — Former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah has been elected Liberia’s new president by a wide margin as the West African nation faces its first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years.

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