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Liberian general election, 2017

With 98 percent of the votes counted, Liberia's National Elections Commission announces these unofficial results show Senator George Weah, a former Pro footballer, defeating vice president Joseph Boakai, 61.5 to 38.5 percent, in the runoff of October's presidential election, to succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female Liberian president.

Mr. Weah, a former soccer player making his third run for the presidency, was well ahead at the polls, election officials said.

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