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



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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