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Former footballer Weah and VP set to contest Liberia's presidential run-off

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By Euronews
Former footballer Weah and VP set to contest Liberia's presidential run-off

<p>Former footballer George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai are well ahead in Liberia’s presidential poll, according to partial results. </p> <p>It means the two candidates look set to contest November’s run-off in what would be the west African nation’s first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years. </p> <p>The Liberian electoral commission gave Weah 39.2 percent of the vote, compared to Boakai’s 29.6 percent. Charles Brumskine, a lawyer, was a distant third with 9.7 percent.</p> <p>The election is seeking to choose the successor to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – Africa’s first elected female president and a Nobel Peace laureate.</p>