So, the footballer, Weah got the most votes in the initial voting process. The man could be a good figurehead, a unifyer in the torn country. The long-lived fueding between the indigenous people in Liberia and the freed slaves who have been ruling the country since they immigrated there. Weah is a native to the country and his wife is a foreigner.
Also, many of the rebel fighters had, apparently, killed people simply because those people had been educated. Education was a sign of the class which ruled by oppression. Weah's distinct lack of education is obviously a good thing in the eyes of these angry young men. On the flip side, those who are educated fear that his lack of education could make him more easily fooled and or corrupted by various interest groups. BBC
So, perhaps a coalition government?