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Joseph Boakai Elected President of Liberia

HeadlineNov 20, 2023

In Liberia, incumbent President George Weah conceded a tight race to Joseph Boakai Friday. Voters say Weah was not able to fulfill his promises of reducing poverty, increasing employment and stemming corruption. Boakai, a former vice president under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, had lost to Weah in the 2017 presidential election. In a post-election interview, Boakai vowed to redistribute wealth from the exploitation of Liberian resources to its citizens.

President-elect Joseph Boakai: “The mining sector is going to be within our very, very watch. We’re going to know what is happening with our resources, what are the people getting for them and how do — what do we see after they are no longer there.”

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