Opposition is calling for a halt in announcing Liberia's presidential election results

Former Ballon d'Or winner, George Weah Wins Liberia Presidential Election'

George Weah, 1995 FIFA's Player of the year and Ballon d'Or victor, is awaiting the official result of the Liberian presidential elections as he vies to replace the current head of state Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

"It's not often that you have a former player who becomes a president of a country".

According to NEC, preliminary results, which are expected for today, Thursday, have been delayed by several glitches at some polling stations.

Voters in the western African country of Liberia are casting their ballots on Tuesday to elect a new head of state as current President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf prepares to step down after 12 years in power.

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The head of the Ecowas 71-member election observation mission to Liberia, John Mahama has described the October 10 presidential and parliamentary elections as largely free and fair.In a statement in Monrovia on Wednesday, Mr. Mahama said Liberians had seized the opportunity to exercise their sovereign right to decide who leads them in a mature and orderly manner that has vindicated the confidence of the worldwide community in the process. More than 2.1 million voters had registered to vote at almost 5 400 polling stations throughout Liberia, which was established by the United States in the 19th Century for freed black slaves.

There were 986 aspirants for the 73 seats in the House of representatives.

In Liberia, a candidate needs more than 50% of the votes for outright victory in an election, with experts forecasting it is likely to go to a second round. Voters commended her leadership, but also said they are ready for change when they lined up for Tuesday's historic vote. If there is a runoff election it will come two weeks after that announcement. Global observers say Tuesday's vote went smoothly despite late starts in some counties. People everywhere tell him they want to see change.

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