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George Tawlon Oppong Ousman Weah
Liberia

George Tawlon Oppong Ousman Weah

Date of Birth: 01/10/1956
Place of Birth: Monrovia


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Taylor tries to sway vote

Announced in early November, the three parties in the alliance are the Congress for Democratic Change, led by its founder George Weah, the former football star and veteran presidential campaigner; the National Patriotic Party (NPP), founded by Taylor and now led by his former wife, Jewel Howard-Taylor; and the recently formed Liberia People's Democratic Party (LPDP), led by the disgraced former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alex Tyler...


Taylor calls politicians from prison

Taylor's NPP is in a coalition with the Congress for Democratic Change, which is seeking to elect former football star George Weah as President, with Jewel Taylor, Taylor's former wife, standing as Vice-President...


Ellen's followers

His career has been in the doldrums since; in 2014 he lost a senatorial election for Montserrado County, where Monrovia is located, to opposition leader George Weah...


Ellen calls the shots

At the height of the crisis, last December, her favourite son and former key advisor, Robert Alvin Sirleaf, was defeated in an election for a Senate seat by former football star George Weah...


The men to follow Ellen

George Weah, the former football star who nearly defeated Johnson-Sirleaf in 2006, has announced that he will stand for the Congress for Democratic Change...


Feted and berated

In December, Johnson-Sirleaf then appointed the former CDC presidential candidate, ex-footballer George Weah, to the post, known as Peace Ambassador...


Brinkmanship at the ballot

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, who is Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States, sent an aircraft to Monrovia to bring Tubman and running mate George Weah to Abuja for talks to resolve the crisis on 3 November...


Ellen wants first-round win

That would mean a tough fight, probably with Winston Tubman and his running mate, George Weah of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC)...


Strategic electoral alliances

He came fourth in the first round in 2005 before switching his support in the second to football star George Weah, whom many in the political elite looked down on as a secondary school dropout without the intellect to lead a nation recovering from 14 years of civil conflict (AC Vol 46 No 19, The soccer vote)...


Johnson Sirleaf stands on her record

Yet a strong push by opposition candidates may mean that she will have to fight a second round against the popular former football star George Weah, which again she is likely to win...


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