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George Weah former balon d'or winner becomes President of Liberia

Former balon d'or winner George Weah has been voted president of Liberia after clinching 12 of the 15 counties in the west African country.

Weah has taken to Twitter to thank all his supporters, saying that he plans to liberate the country.

The former AC Milan striker  and Liberian international becomes the 25th president of the country and the only former footballer to become president of his country

His opponent was 73-year-old Joseph Boakai who has been the  vice president of the country  for the last 12 years, got only two counties to vote for him.

George weah is the only African balon d'or winner in history