Liberia's president-elect vows to end corruption, says country is 'open for business'

Liberia: President-Elect George Weah Promises Pro-Poor Public Governance

With this result, Weah is set to be installed as the 25th president of Liberia with effect from the third working Monday of January, 2018. "To investors, we say Liberia is open for business", he said.

Ex-football star, George Weah, has officially been announced as the victor of Liberia's presidential run off elections by the country's National Elections Commission (NEC).

More African leaders are extending congratulations to the newly elected president of Liberia, George Weah.

Liberia, a nation founded by freed American slaves, is seeing its first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years as Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize victor, steps down.

"Weah also paid tribute to Boakai, calling him 'a statesman and neighbor".

Africa's first female president, Nobel Peace Prize victor Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is stepping aside after two terms at the head of the nation founded by freed American slaves.

"Weah honored Sirleaf, calling her 'the Iron Lady of Africa" and promising to 'build upon the institutional gains" her administration has made.

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"Those chosen to serve will and must be dedicated to the ideas of grassroots, social transformation", he added.

Mr Weah, 51, grew up in poverty in Liberia. Weah's critics have said his brief experience in politics will be a challenge for the nation.

In a statement on yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP also commended the Liberian national electoral umpire for its internal reforms that paved the way for a credible election.

- He defeated the country's incumbent Vice President to emerge victor of the country's presidential run off election.

Thirty-four-old Lawrence Menden, an IT professional, said he had no doubt in the ability of Weah to "take Liberia out of the woods". Weah responded by thanking Sall for "his support and advice".

"Some people do not believe that Ambassador Weah has what it takes to perform as President, but they should wait and see; the man will surprise them, " he said.

As Liberia grappled with the Ebola outbreak in 2014, Weah was elected as a senator, defeating Sirleaf's son Robert for the seat.

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