Liberia: Ex-Soccer Star Takes Lead in Senate Race

December 23, 2014 9:35 AM

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Early results for Liberia's most high-profile Senate race give former soccer star George Weah a commanding lead over rival Robert Sirleaf, the president's son.

Jerome Korkoya, chairman of the National Elections Commission, said Monday evening that results from Saturday's election had been tallied from 1,636 of 4,701 polling places across the country.

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