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Freetown (AFP) Sierra Leone will hold a run-off vote for president on March 27, the election commission said Tuesday, after the country’s main opposition finished slightly ahead of the ruling party in the first round of voting. Opposition leader Julius Maada Bio, from the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), took 43.3 percent of votes in the March 7 election, while Samura Kamara of the incumbent All Peoples Congress (APC) took 42.7 percent, the commission said. Turnout appeared to be around 85 percent of Sierra Leone’s 3.1 million voters. The thresholdRead More
Freetown (AFP) Sierra Leone elects a new president in a March 27 run-off to replace Ernest Bai Koroma, who is stepping down after two terms. Here are the two men vying to replace him: Samura Kamara: All Peoples Congress (APC) Kamara, a career politician and economist by training, is outgoing president Ernest Bai Koroma’s hand-picked successor. He served as the country’s foreign minister until last year when he stepped down to pursue his bid for the presidency under the flag of the ruling party. During a presidential debate held onRead More
The opposition challenger in Sierra Leone's presidential election edged ahead of the ruling party candidate by fewer than 15,000 votes, according to new partial results released on Sunday.Read More
Freetown (AFP) The opposition challenger in Sierra Leone’s presidential election edged ahead of the ruling party candidate by fewer than 15,000 votes, according to new partial results released on Sunday. Julius Maada Bio has garnered 43.4 percent of the vote to 42.6 percent for Samura Kamara with 75 percent of polling stations in each province reporting, the National Election Commission (NEC) announced. The National Grand Coalition headed by former UN diplomat Kandeh Yumkella, which is hoping to inflict damage on the two-party system, stood at 6.69 percent, the NEC said.Read More
Rival supporters clashed in Freetown on Saturday after results from Sierra Leone's presidential election indicated a runoff would be needed with no candidate set to secure the 55 percent required to win outright.Read More
Rival supporters clashed in Freetown on Saturday after early results from Sierre Leone's presidential election indicated a runoff would be needed with no candidate set to secure the 55 percent required to win outright.Read More
Sierra Leone's two main parties traded verbal blows on Friday, with the opposition accusing the government of planning to announce an unconfirmed victory for its candidate in presidential elections.Read More
Freetown (AFP) Sierra Leone’s two main parties traded verbal blows on Friday, with the opposition accusing the government of planning to announce an unconfirmed victory for its candidate in presidential elections. The West African country held presidential, parliamentary and local council elections on Wednesday, which passed off largely peacefully until an opposition leader’s residence was raided. The National Election Commission (NEC) has asked for patience as it counts the ballots, saying it will prioritise accuracy over speed. It said on Friday it had yet to reach the 25 percent markRead More
Sierra Leone's election chief called for patience on Thursday as ballots from its general election are counted, with tensions high after a police raid on an opposition leader's home.Read More
Freetown (AFP) Sierra Leone’s election chief called for patience on Thursday as ballots from its general election are counted, with tensions high after a police raid on an opposition leader’s home. More than 3.1 million Sierra Leoneans were eligible to cast their ballots for a new president, parliament and local councils on Wednesday, which passed without incident until polls closed. National Election Commission (NEC) Chairman Mohamed Conteh told media “we value accuracy above speed” speaking in Freetown. “Please be patient and peaceful,” he added. The NEC also confirmed one staffRead More