Liberian President George Weah today admitted his defeat to Joseph Boakai in the November 14 presidential runoff election. We congratulate President-elect Boakai on his victory and President Weah for his peaceful acceptance of the results. As President Weah said in his concession speech: “Tonight, the CDC lost the election, but Liberia won. This is the time to show kindness in defeat, to put our country above party and patriotism above self-interest. . . Let us heal the divisions caused by the campaign and come together as one nation and one united people.
The United States congratulates the people of Liberia for holding a peaceful presidential runoff election. We note the broad participation of Liberians across the country and commend the commitment and dedication of Liberian citizens in exercising their right to vote and peacefully participating in the electoral process.
Liberians deserve and expect free, fair and peaceful elections. We call on all citizens to follow President Weah’s example and accept the results. We congratulate Liberian institutions on the successful electoral process, particularly the dedicated work of the National Electoral Commission and the thousands of Liberians who participated in the elections.