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Former soccer legend George Weah sworn in as Liberian president

Former soccer legend George Weah was on Monday sworn in as the president of Liberia in what was the first democratic transfer of power between two presidents in the African nation in 74 years.

He took the oath of office at the Samuel Kanyon Doe stadium on the outskirts of the capital, Monrovia, in front of a 35,000-strong crowd, among it several leaders of other African countries.

Weah, 51, who was widely considered to be the continent’s best-ever soccer player, thus took the presidential reins from Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who was the first woman to be elected head of state of any African country.

At the same time, Jewel Howard-Taylor, the ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor _ who is currently serving a 50-year prison sentence in the United Kingdom for his role in the Sierra Leone civil war _ was sworn in as the country’s vice president.

Weah, who promised more jobs and free education during his campaign, is now facing the challenge of fighting corruption and ending poverty, two of the country’s major issues.

Weah won the presidential runoff, which took place on Dec. 26, with 61.5 percent of the vote, followed by former vice president Joseph Boakai with 38.47 percent.

He is the only African soccer player to win both the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year awards and was a star for clubs such as AC Milan, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain before retiring from soccer in 2002 to launch a political career.

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La noticia habla sobre...
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del fútbol a la política en Liberia
B
el Presidente de Liberia jura su cargo
C
Liberia elige un presidente democrático.
Question 2
El redactor de la noticia subraya que...
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la anterior presidenta tiene 74 años.
B
es el primer relevo democrático en Liberia.
C
los 74 años democráticos de Liberia.
Question 3
El nuevo presidente de Liberia se llama...
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Samuel Kanyon
B
Joseph Boakai
C
George Weah
Question 4
Los dos presidentes democráticos de Liberia tienen en común...
A
los dos aman el fútbol.
B
una distinción personal relevante.
C
han ganado en primera vuelta.
Question 5
El nuevo Presidente de Liberia es...
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oficialista.
B
también vicepresidente.
C
exfutbolista.
Question 6
la Nobel de la Paz Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf es...
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la primera Nobel de la Paz.
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la primera ex Jefa de Estado de un país africano.
Question 7
En el vídeo se dice que George Weah partía como favorito desde la primera vuelta...
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falso
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verdadero
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no se sabe
Question 8
¿Dice el vídeo que Liberia sufrió una epidemia de...?
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No sufrió epidemia
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Hambre
C
Ébola
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