Liberia:79 Year-old President Suffers Stroke While Reading Inauguration Speech

Liberian President, Joseph Boakai on Monday suffered suffered a “heat stroke” while reading his inauguration speech in Monrovia.

The 79-year-old had taken the oath of office but mid-way into his acceptance speech he stuttered to a halt.

Liberia President, Joseph Boakai

Boakai was declared Liberia’s president on November 20, 2023, with 50.64 percent votes to defeat incumbent George Weah.

But before Boakai’s official declaration by the national electoral commission as the winner of the presidential election, Weah had already conceded defeat based on the results of more than 99.98 percent of the polling stations.

Boakai was helped out of the podium by security details

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