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Arsene Wenger celebrates fake George Weah's Liberia election win

13 October 2017, 12:55 | Darnell Patrick

Liberia heads to the polls in high-stakes presidential race

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

Weah came close to being elected president in 2005 but was defeated by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

"It is not often that you have a former player who becomes a president of a country and so well done Georgie and I would say just for him to keep his enthusiasm and his desire to learn and to win".

The National Election Commission has said it would start to release provisional results Thursday evening.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger took a minute out of his press conference on Thursday to congratulate George Weah on winning Liberia's presidential election. Aside from presidential elections, 73 members of the House of Representatives will also be chosen.

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The former AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille striker needs to achieve at least 50 percent of the votes to be declared the victor. In one case, hundreds of people with registration cards spent the day demanding to vote in Bong County after poll workers there said their names were not on voter rolls.

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. She led the country's recovery from a 14-year civil war and guided it through the Ebola crisis in 2014-15 that killed almost 5,000 Liberians. Final results should be known within two weeks. A runoff election is likely.

Angry supporters gathered to protest at Liberty Party headquarters, claiming polls in the West African nation opened late and that ballot-tampering occurred in at least one location in the capital, Monrovia.

The election turnout was impressive, especially among younger generations, said Christopher Fomunyoh of the US -funded National Democratic Institute, which was monitoring the elections.



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