Former professional footballer George Weah has been elected President of Liberia..
The two were vying to replace Africa's first female president, Nobel Peace Prize victor Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
With most ballots from Tuesday's run-off vote counted, Mr Weah is well ahead of opponent Joseph Boakai.
"You know I've been in competitions - tough ones too and I came out victorious".
Meanwhile, CDC Vice Chairman for Operations Mr. Mulbah Morlu has urged partisans to remain calm and wait for the official pronouncement from the NEC.According to him, it is clear that the CDC is now the ruling party, but notes that it is just the matter of days for the electoral house to declare them as victor. "I have the people on my side".
Weah will succeed incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf next month in what will be Liberia's first democratic transition since 1944.
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"I believe that whenever we give him a chance, he will be able to give a better Liberia to the youth and the homeless", Andrew Janjay Johnson, a shoeshiner in a Monrovia market, told AFP.
"George Weah is in a stronger position than in 2005", said Ben Payton, head of Africa research at England-based risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft.
More than two million people were eligible to cast their ballots in the nation of 4.6 million people.
But Mr Weah's election is not without controversy, as his running mate is Jewel Taylor, former wife of the warlord and ex-President Charles Taylor, who is serving a jail sentence in the United Kingdom for war crimes.
Boakai said, on Sunday, he was "very, very confident" of winning, saying: "Victory is mine". As a result, Boakai is also plagued with the burden of being her deputy.