George Weah, the former Fifa World Player of the Year, is set to be elected as Liberia's next president, the country's electoral commission has said.
The ex-footballer, who played for AC Milan, Manchester City, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain during his career, leads the presidential run-off with 61.5% of the vote with 98.1% of ballots counted, the commission said.
His opponent Joseph Boakai was well behind with 38.5% of the vote.
The 51-year-old is the only African footballer to have won Fifa World Player of the Year and the Ballon D'Or in 1995.
He entered politics after his retirement and is currently a senator in Liberia's parliament.