Former football star George Weah has been elected as Liberia’s president with nearly all ballots from Tuesday’s run-off vote counted, according to the BBC.
Mr Boakai conceded victory and phoned Mr Weah to congratulate him.
Mr Weah, a former footballer for Paris St-Germain (PSG), AC Milan, Chelsea and Manchester City, will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president, in Liberia’s first democratic handover in decades.
“My fellow Liberians, I deeply feel the emotion of all the nation,” Mr Weah wrote on Twitter after the results were announced.
Weah also noted, I am deeply grateful to my family, my friends, and my loyal supporters who contributed to our campaign during this extremely long election season. We are on the verge of making history for our people.
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