A Football Legend and the only African to have won Balloon d’Or and World Best Player, George Weah has emerged as the newly elected president of Liberia to succeed Elen Johnson Sirleaf .
One of the side-effects of the election was that, despite Sirleaf’s 12 years in power, all but one of the 20 presidential candidates are male. “Men have ruled for 158 of this country’s 170 years,” said that one candidate, MacDella Cooper. “The country has got accustomed to male leadership.”
Weah defeated his closest rival, Joseph Boakai who is also the incumbent Vice President.