2018 Will Be a "Make or Break Year" for Liberia's New President George Weah (Radio France International)

Liberia's new president has vowed to improve the lives of ordinary Liberians.

In his first speech to the nation since his stunning run-off victory last week, George Weah vowed to tackle corruption, saying the country was "open for business."

The former soccer star beat Vice President Joseph Boakai by nearly 62% of the votes in Friday's run-off vote.

His win represents Liberia's first democratic transfer of power in decades, after two devastating civil wars.

Now that his victory is secure, the daunting task of delivering on his promises awaits.

RFI's Christina Okello spoke to Liberian political analyst Robtel Neajai Pailey, in Abidjan.

She says that Weah will have to put his words into action.