Former international football star, George Weah has been sworn in as president of Liberia, the first peaceful democratic transfer of power in the West African country in more than seven decades.
Weah won 61.5 percent of the votes in December’s run-off election, beating outgoing vice president Joseph Boakai who garnered 38.5 percent of the ballot.
Voter turnout was 55.8 percent, or just over 1.2 million people, according to the election commission.
The former world footballer of the year succeeded Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president.
Weah entered politics after retiring from football in 2002 and run for the presidency in 2005 losing to Sirleaf.