George Weah Dilantik sebagai Presiden Liberia

Former Footballer of the Year Weah Sworn into Office as Liberia`s New President

Editor : Ismail Gani
Translator : Novita Cahyadi


George Weah Dilantik sebagai Presiden LiberiaDengan berpakaian putih, pemimpin baru berdiri di podium di tengah puluhan ribu orang bersorak Liberia, mengambil sumpah jabatan pada Senin sekitar tengah hari waktu setempat (Foto: MailOnline)

MANTAN pemain sepakbola terbaik dunia George Weah dilantik menjadi presiden baru Liberia.

Dengan berpakaian putih, pemimpin baru berdiri di podium di tengah puluhan ribu orang bersorak Liberia, mengambil sumpah jabatan pada Senin sekitar tengah hari waktu setempat.

Pemain berusia 51 tahun, yang memenangkan Ballon d´Or FIFA 1995 yang bergengsi pada masanya di AC Milan, memastikan kemenangan pemilihan umum pada Boxing Day melawan wakil presiden, selayaknya pula apabila pelantikannya dilakukan di sebuah stadion sepak bola.

Presiden Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - presiden wanita pertama Afrika - bertugas selama 12 tahun, membimbing Liberia melalui penghancuran perang sipil back-to-back yang berakhir sebelum masa jabatannya dan menghadapi tantangan krisis Ebola yang menewaskan ribuan orang di sana seperti dilansir MailOnline.

FORMER footballer of the year George Weah has been sworn into office as Liberia´s new president. 

Dressed in all white, the new leader (main) stood at the podium amid tens of thousands of cheering Liberians (inset), taking the oath of office around midday on Monday. 

The 51-year-old, who won FIFA´s 1995 prestigious Ballon d´Or during his time at AC Milan, sealed the runoff vote on Boxing Day against the outgoing vice president and his swearing in, fittingly, was held at a football stadium.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Africa´s first female president - served for 12 years, guiding Liberia through the destruction of back-to-back civil wars that ended before her tenure and facing the challenge of the Ebola crisis that killed thousands there.