Joseph Boakai

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Joseph Boakai
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Vice President of Liberia
Assumed office
16 January 2006
PresidentEllen Johnson Sirleaf
Preceded byWesley Momo Johnson
Succeeded byJewel Taylor (Elect)
Personal details
Born (1944-11-30) 30 November 1944 (age 75)
Worsonga, Liberia
Political partyUnity Party
Spouse(s)Katumu Yatta (m. 1972)
Children3 sons, 1 daughter
Alma materUniversity of Liberia
Kansas State University,

Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Sr. (born 30 November 1944) is a Liberian politician. He has been Vice President of Liberia since January 2006, 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Biography of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai". Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  2. "Liberia gears up for an election". The Economist. 5 October 2017.