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Vol 58 No 22

Published 3rd November 2017


Liberia

Weah walks up to the spot

The odds favour the soccer star turned politician against the Vice-President  but there is all to play for ahead of the run-off vote

Although he is ten points ahead after the first round of the elections, George Weah has given few indications of what kind of government he would run, besides making plenty of populist overtures to the tough areas of Monrovia where he grew up. His rival, Joseph Boakai, is far more of a known quantity having served as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's Vice-President for twelve years. Curiously, President Johnson Sirleaf, about whom opinion in Liberia is very divided, has failed to endorse Boakai.

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