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Liberia’s New President Faints, Rushed Off Podium During Inauguration (Photos, Video)

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Joseph Boakai, the newly elected president of Liberia, bolted from the podium during his inauguration ceremony, claiming to have experienced “heat-induced faintness.”

On Monday, January 22, 2024, Joseph Boakai, the newly elected president of Liberia, was forced to end his inaugural speech due to “heat-induced faintness.”

The 79-year-old was escorted from the podium during the sworn-in event in the nation’s capital, Monrovia, after giving his acceptance speech and abruptly stopping.

In a statement, the president’s office noted that although Boakai had experienced tiredness, physicians had now pronounced him to be “perfectly fine.”

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