Joseph Boakai

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Joseph Boakai
26th President of Liberia
Assumed office
22 January 2024
Vice PresidentJeremiah Koung
Preceded byGeorge Weah
29th Vice President of Liberia
In office
16 January 2006 – 22 January 2018
PresidentEllen Johnson Sirleaf
Preceded byWesley Momo Johnson
Succeeded byJewel Taylor
Minister of Agriculture of Liberia
In office
PresidentSamuel Doe
Personal details
Born (1944-11-30) 30 November 1944 (age 79)
Worsonga, Liberia
Political partyUnity Party
Katumu Yatta (m. 1972)
Alma materUniversity of Liberia
Kansas State University

Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Sr. (born 30 November 1944) is a Liberian politician who is the 26th President of Liberia since 2024. He was the Vice President of Liberia from 2006 until 2018, serving under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.[1]

In 2016, Boakai announced his intention to run for the Liberian presidency in the 2017 general election. He is viewed by many as a safe and uncorrupt candidate.[2] He faced Senator and football star George Weah in the second round, but lost the round to Weah.

Boakai ran for president again in 2023 facing Weah again in a rematch, this time narrowly winning.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Biography of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai". Archived from the original on 21 April 2021. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  2. "Liberia gears up for an election". The Economist. 5 October 2017.
  3. Mehnpaine, Tina S. "Liberia Election: Joseph Boakai Emerges as President-Elect".