File - Figo receives his trophy as FIFA “World Player of The Year 2001” from president Joseph Blatter and Georges Weah of Liberia.
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Voters are choosing a successor to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is stepping down after 12 years as Africa's first elected female head of state, in the West African country's first democratic transition since 1944 .The ballot was delayed for seven weeks due to legal challenges lodged by Boakai's Unity Party against the electoral commission over the conduct of the first round of voting.Weah alleges that electoral fraud cost him the presidency in 2005 and the vice-presidency in 2011 .Boakai also sounded a cautionary note, saying he would accept the result provided the National Elections Commission met "all of the standards".Boakai waged a bitter legal battle over problems with queue control and voter identification in the Oct.10 first round.Polling stations opened at 8:00 a.m. (08:00 GMT) for the country's 2.1 million voters, and were expected to close at 18:00 GMT.Weah topped the first round of voting with 38.4 percent while Boakai came second with 28.8 percent.
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