Former Ballon d’Or winner, George Weah has been announced as the President-elect of Liberia.

The 51-year-old former World Footballer of the Year swept thirteen (13) out of the fifteen (15) counties with his 73-year-old opponent Joseph Boakai getting only two (2) counties.

The former AC Milan striker wrote on Twitter: “It is with deep emotion that I want to thank you, the Liberian people, for honouring me with your vote today. It is a great hope”.

He is the first ex-footballer to get into such high position in their country.

George Weah and Joseph Boakai casting their votes

George Weah and Joseph Boakai casting their votes

He will become the 25th President of Liberia with the population of just a little above 3million.