George Weah's elegance in accepting his defeat in Liberia's presidential elections has been praised across the African continent. (File photo)
Beyond the choice of the person called to lead this country in search of stability after the years of civil war and the Ebola epidemic, one of the issues of the election was the peaceful and regular conduct of the vote, while democracy in West Africa has been undermined in recent years by a succession of coups d'état, notably in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.
The president of the electoral commission nevertheless indicated that the latter had received two appeals from Mr. Weah's party on Friday against the conduct of the election in the Nimba County. The commission has 30 days to investigate and make a decision, she added.
The African Union (AU) on Monday congratulated Joseph Boakai on his election and praised the sense of state of George Weah, also inviting all the parties to continue to demonstrate maturity and engage in dialogue to consolidate democracy.
Liberians have demonstrated once again that democracy is alive in the ECOWAS [Economic Community of West African States] space and that change through peaceful means is possible. , welcomed ECOWAS in a press release, at the forefront of the abrupt regime changes since 2020.
Mr. Weah countered the conventional wisdom that democratic transitions were untenable in West Africa, said Nigeria's President, ECOWAS heavyweight Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
In Washington, Joe Biden also congratulated Joseph Boakai for winning a free and fair presidential election.