Liberia's Vice President Joseph Boakai has conceded defeat in the country's presidential election and congratulated his opponent George Weah.
In a speech to his supporters on Friday, the Unity Party candidate said he had spoken to Weah on the phone and offered him "a hand of goodwill, friendship and gratitute" as he accepted the provisional election results.
|George Weah in Tears|
An excited ex-footballer, George Weah, received the news of his election as Liberia’s next president with tears, even as his supporters jubilate all around him.
See the video below, courtesy AFP: