Saturday, 27 December 2014
Liberia senate race: George Weah wins
Those who came to polling stations had their temperature taken, were told to stand a metre (3ft) apart and wash their hands before and after voting. Liberia has been one of the countries worst affected by Ebola, with almost 3,400 deaths, the UN says. Other winners in the senate elections include Jewel Howard-Taylor, the ex-wife of the jailed former president Charles Taylor, and the former rebel leader Prince Johnson. Both retained their seats.
The National Elections Commission chairman, Jerome Korkoya, called the conclusion of the vote "the end of a crucial journey". Mr Weah won the first round of the 2005 presidential election, losing the runoff to Ms Johnson-Sirleaf.
He is the only African to be named Fifa's world player of the year, winning in 1995.