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Liberia’s George Weah concedes defeat to Boakai.

Liberia's incumbent president, George Weah, conceded defeat in the presidential election, with opposition leader Joseph Boakai leading with 50.89% of the vote. Boakai, who has four decades of political experience, is expected to win the presidency after Weah concedes defeat.
Information gotten from a blog post in Nigeria News today reveals that the elections were the first since the United Nations ended its peacekeeping mission in 2018, created after over 250,000 people died in two civil wars in Liberia between 1989 and 2003. Boakai has proposed a "rescue plan" for the West African country, focusing on improving infrastructure, investing in agriculture, attracting investment, opening the country to tourism, and restoring Liberia's reputation. He has also criticized Weah's presidency for worsening problems such as an influx of illicit drugs, an increase in the poverty rate, and a low image of the country.