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George Tawlon Oppong Ousman Weah

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


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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...


Musical chairs in Monrovia

Tolbert is set to have a tough fight for a senatorial seat in Montserrado County the main political base of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) of former international football star George Weah...


Challenging Madam President

The most significant alliance is between the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) of former international footballer George Weah and the Liberty Party (LP) of Councillor Charles Walker Brumskine the former Senate leader in the regime of Charles Taylor 1997-2003...


Critics, crooks and credibility

After winning the first round in the 2005 elections former football ace George Weah watched with frustration as the Sirleaf camp co-opted former adversaries and the hitherto non-aligned...


A second term for Sirleaf

The President is said to have been shaken when in November the Congress for Democratic Change led by the retired football star and failed presidential bidder George Weah retained a Senate seat in a by-election in Montserrado County where Geraldine Doe-Sheriff a former executive of the Liberian Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) swept up the women’s and youth vote...


Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - the sequel

A merger with Johnson Sirleaf's Unity Party would give the new group control of 26 seats making it the biggest grouping ahead of former international footballer George Weah's Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) which has 18 seats...


Hope at last

In a system where money counts more than political affiliation he not presidential runner-up George Weah will head the formal opposition...


In cabinet

Several presidential candidates including George Weah tried to recruit him as running-mate but hitherto he preferred to work in civil society...


Oil and oligarchs

Divisions persist between Americo-Liberians descended from freed slaves and the so-called 'indigenous' Liberians - a divide exploited by failed presidential candidate George Weah...


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