U.S Congratulates Weah, The Liberian People For ‘Peaceful’ Election

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The United States has congratulated the people of Liberia on the successful conclusion of the presidential run-off election, and President-elect, George Weah, on his victory.

The White House, in a statement by the Press Secretary, described the election as representing “a major milestone for Liberia’s democracy”.

This is Liberia’s first peaceful transfer of power from one democratically elected head of state to another in more than 70 years.

“The United States commends the National Elections Commission for administering an orderly election process. We also recognise the important role Liberia’s Supreme Court, political parties, security forces, and civil society organisations played in holding a peaceful and transparent contest.”

The U.S. welcomed the statements by international and domestic observer missions affirming the conduct of the election.

“She also thanked Vice President, Joseph Boakai, for his positive campaign and years of honourable service to Liberia.

“We will continue to support the success of this historic democratic transition and the peace and prosperity of Liberia,” the statement read.

Outgoing Preaident, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, would step down in January after two terms in office and would handover to Weah.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists.