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Liberia polls close in presidential election

12 October 2017

Weah's professional football career was between 1985 and 2003.

Liberia's provisional election results are expected Thursday, the election commission said Wednesday, as the West African nation waits to see who will succeed the Nobel Peace Prize victor who led the country's recovery from Ebola and civil war.

In a new development, one of Liberia's leading political parties has called for a halt in announcing results of Tuesday's presidential election.

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Note that in 2005, Weah has already ran for President of Liberia, but in the second round he lost to Johnson-Sirleaf, who became the first ever African female President.

The election marks the end of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's tenure.

"As a longstanding friend, the United States applauds the people of Liberia for exercising their democratic right to vote in the historic presidential and legislative elections", said a statement from US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert. Almost half of Liberia's population still lives in poverty and alleviating their condition will undoubtedly be one of the major tasks of Sirleaf's successor which many expect to be the world-renowned Weah who achieved fame playing for Italy's AC Milan and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) of France.

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According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf, early on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 joined the queue at precisely Fefeh Town, Bomi County to cast her vote.

Sanvee failed to provide specific details of alleged irregularities even as Reuters reports that election materials arrived some polling booths late while voters struggled to find their names in some other units.

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Liberia polls close in presidential election