Liberia: Sentiments fuel Weah’s ascent

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By Lyndsay Barret
Analysts and observers  on the ground in Liberia are predicting that former European footballer of the year George Opong Weah might win a landslide victory in the run-off of the country’s Presidential elections slated for Tuesday 26th December.

Former international Liberian football icon turned politician and presidential election candidate George Weah (C) prepares to cast his vote at a polling station in Monrovia, on October 10, 2017, during the Liberia presidential elections.
Liberians began voting to replace the incumbent president in a contest set to complete the country’s first democratic transition of power in more than 70 years. / AFP PHOTO

They base their predictions on the turn-out of large and excitable crowds of young followers of the sports celebrity in the final phase of campaigning over the last fortnight.

The sentiments expressed by those…



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