'95 FIFA Player of the Year runs for Liberian prez

August 25, 2005
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Liberians are flocking to the presidential campaign of a former international soccer star with little formal education and no political experience who promises peace and development for his war-scarred country.

"As I look in your faces tonight, I see that I am your future," said George Weah, his voice booming to boisterous fans as he launched his campaign with an all-night rally this week. His supporters waved placards reading "Rescue Liberia, Vote Weah."

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