Liberia VP Boakai concedes presidential race to soccer star Weah

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 29, 2017 7:11 AM

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia's Vice President Joseph Boakai on Friday conceded the presidential run-off election to former soccer star George Weah, easing the way toward the country's first democratic transition of power in over 70 years.

"My name will not be used an excuse for one drop of human blood to be spilled in this country," Boakai told supporters in the capital Monrovia, saying he had earlier called Weah to congratulate him on his victory.

(Reporting By Edward McAllister; Writing by Aaron Ross; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)