The famous footballer is elected President of Liberia

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Ex-soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai are leading, according to unofficial results reported by the state-run Liberia Broadcasting System."There is a likelihood that there will be a run-off election", the network reported based on figures seen by its correspondents across the country.

Weah, standing for the Coalition for Democratic Change, was one of 20 candidates who took part in the election.

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Global observers said Tuesday's vote went smoothly despite late starts in some counties.

Emerging reports indicate that the election is nearly certain to go to a run-off with 20 candidates contesting to succeed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in a contest that completes the country's first democratic transition of power in more than 70 years.

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A presidential candidate must win more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a second round.

The Best African footballer of all time, played for the Thunder of Yaoundé (Cameroon), AS Monaco of Arsène Wenger, Paris-Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Chelsea, Manchester City and Olympique de Marseille, and has a pretty good reputation in Liberia. The Liberian became the only Ballon d'Or victor whose national team never played at the World Cup. He is a double champion of Italy, champion of France, three-time victor of the Cup. He was the best player in the world in the 1995 Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings and three times Africa's No. 1 footballer.

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