1 of 2 | President of Liberia George Manneh Weah speaks at the 74th General Debate at the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in 2019 in New York City. On Friday, Weah yielded the governmental election to Joseph Boakai after a tight run-off election. Photo by Jemal Countess/UPI | License Photo
Nov. 18 (UPI) — Liberia’s incumbent President George Weah yielded late Friday after run-off election results revealed the opposition prospect won by little more than a portion point.
Former soccer star Weah called President-Elect Joseph Boakai to praise him on his success. With 99.58% of tallies counted from Tuesday’s election, results revealed Boakai had 50.89% of the vote to Weah’s 49.11%.
In his concession speech, Weah stated his celebration, the Coalition for Democratic Change, might have lost — however the nation has won. This was the veryfirst election exclusively handled by Liberian authorities consideringthat the nation emerged from civil war in 2003.
“This is a time for graciousness in beat, a time to location our nation above celebration, and patriotism above individual