GEORGE WEAH WINS SENATORIAL ELECTION, BEATS LIBERIAN PRESIDENT’S SON

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Former world footballer of the year, George Weah has won election into the Liberian senate.

Weah who got 78% of the vote for the Montserrado county seat, which includes the capital Monrovia defeated Robert Sirleaf, the son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

The race for the 30 seats in the country’s senate recorded low turnout due to Ebola outbreak.

Strict health controls were in place to try to prevent the spread of the disease.

Those who came to polling stations had their temperature taken, were told to stand a metre (3ft) apart and wash their hands before and after voting.

It would be recalled that Weah won the first round of the 2005 presidential election, losing the runoff to Ms Johnson-Sirleaf.

He is the only African to be named Fifa’s world player of the year, winning in 1995.

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