George Weah elected Liberian president

 

football star and the candidate of the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), has scored an unassailable lead in the Liberian presidential run-off election.

In results announced on Thursday by the chairperson of the country’s electoral Commission, Jerome Kokoya, Mr. Weah scored 720,023 votes which is 61.5 percent of the total votes so far collated and counted.

He has effectively been elected president of the west African nation.

The incumbent vice president and candidate of the Unity Party, Joseph Boakai, scored 451,088, which is 38.5 percent of the vote cast.

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Seven candidates of Nigerian origin elected British lawmakers

Seven candidates of Nigerian heritage have been elected into the United Kingdom parliament in the election held on Thursday. Two are representing the Conservative Party and five the Labour Party.

The winners are Chuka Umunna representing Streatham; Bim Afolami, Hitchin and Harpenden; Fiona Onasanya, Peterborough; Chi Onwurah, Newcastle; Kate Osamor, Edmonton; Kemi Badenoch, Saffron Walden; and Helen Grant, Maidstone and The Weald.

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