George Weah: Talisman of a new political era.

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As one of the most gifted footballers of his generation and the only African ever to win a FIFA World Player of the Year award, as well as the first African to win the Ballon d'Or. George Weah's popularity has never waned.

His transition into politics and public service has been marked with the same ambition, determination and focus that made him such a great footballer.

He ran for president in 2005, losing to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the second round of voting. This year, after a vigorous campaign. he secured a substantial lead over Vice-President Joseph Boakai but failed to...

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