Former Liberian warlord endorses George Weah for President

Reuters News
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Posted: Oct 26, 2017 9:59 AM

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former Liberian warlord Prince Johnson has endorsed George Weah for president ahead of a Nov. 7 run-off vote between the former soccer star and current Vice President Joseph Boakai.

Johnson took more than 8 percent of votes in the first round and his support is seen as a crucial boost for Weah, who won 38.4 percent, shy of the 50.1 percent needed to win outright in one round.

(Reporting By Alhponso Toweh,; Writing by Edward McAllister; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)