Landslide win for former football star George Weah in Liberia senate race

Liberian former football star George Weah comfortably beat off a challenge from Robert Sirleaf, the son of President Sirleaf

The former football star George Weah has won a landslide victory in Liberia‘s senate elections, in polls disrupted by the Ebola outbreak.

Mr Weah got 78% of the vote for the Montserrado county seat, which includes the capital Monrovia.

He beat Robert Sirleaf, the son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who took nearly 11%.

Read more: BBC News – Liberia senate race: Landslide win for George Weah.

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