Wenger Congratulates George Weah as President Elect

Former Ballon d'Or winner, George Weah Wins Liberia Presidential Election'

The former Fifa World Footballer of the Year failed in his two previous attempts but is one of the front-runners to replace President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

If eventually confirmed as victor of the presidential election, George Weah has an onerous task of stepping into Sirleaf's shoes.

There were 20 candidates in the election and one person needs to receive more than 50% of the votes in order to be declared the victor.

Mr Weah was among 20 presidential candidates in Tuesday's election.

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Provisional election results are expected this Thursday, the election commission said.

The Carter Center, which observed elections, commended Liberians "for the calm and peaceful atmosphere" of the vote.

The former Manchester City striker first contested the presidential election in 2005 which he lost to the now outgoing President Sirleaf. "All of these people are saying they want change and improvement, and that explains why nearly all of the candidates are presenting themselves as candidates for change".

Recall that Wenger coached Mr Weah at French club Monaco between 1988 and 1992.

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Retired professional footballer turned politician, George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah, has reportedly won the Liberia Presidential election.

"It is not often that you have a former player who becomes a president of a country", Wenger was quoted on the online platform.

According to a report by the BBC, during the press conference Wenger's eyes were glinting as he spoke, with what was clearly nearly uncontained excitement and a genuine congratulatory feel. Voters chose among 20 presidential contenders and almost 1 000 candidates from 26 political parties vying for 73 seats in the House of Representatives.

Liberia with an estimated population of 4.5 million has 2.18 million registered voters for the elections which were held in 2,080 polling centres nationwide.

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