Sierra Leone Opposition Cries Foul After Election


The Sierra Leone People's Party, the main opposition party in Sierra Leone, has accused the National Electoral Commission of bias in favour of President Koroma's All People's Congress.
  • Sierra Leone:  Opposition Cries Foul After Election

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 21 November 2012

    The Sierra Leone People's Party, the main opposition party in Sierra Leone, has accused the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of bias in favour of President Koroma's All People's ... read more »

A policeman uses a poster to show a woman how to mark a ballot correctly (file photo).

  • Sierra Leone:  Provisional Results Show Koroma in Lead

    Concord Times, 19 November 2012

    Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) presidential front-runner, Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio's last campaign rally call that "State House is not a classroom for repeaters" may have ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  EU Lauds Sierra Leone for Peaceful & Well-Conducted Elections

    African Elections Project, 19 November 2012

    After successfully monitoring the just ended presidential, parliamentary and local council elections in Sierra Leone for a two month period, the European Union Election Observation ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  SLPP's Holding Statement On the Conduct of Sierra Leone's 2012 Elections

    Concord Times, 19 November 2012

    The attention of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) is drawn to an unfortunate statement by the chair of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), Md. Christiana Thorpe On ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  In Spite of Logistical Problems

    Concord Times, 19 November 2012

    The National Elections Watch (NEW) yesterday commended the National Electoral Commission (NEC) for the institution's neutrality demonstrated in the conduct of the electioneering ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Vote Counting Begins After Massive Turnout

    African Elections Project, 17 November 2012

    Most polling stations across Sierra Leone closed after 10 hours of voting in a general election which saw a massive enthusiastic turnout from the moment polls opened, with large, ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Polls Open in General Elections

    African Elections Project, 17 November 2012

    Polls opened at 7am this morning in most parts of Sierra Leone as the country elects its next president for the next five years in the country's third election since the end of a ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Elections Are a 'Turning Point' for the Country, Says UN Envoy

    UN News Service, 16 November 2012

    As Sierra Leone heads towards its third national elections since the end of its civil war, the top United Nations envoy in the West African country today urged voters to refrain ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Women Struggle to Be Heard in General Election

    ThinkAfricaPress, 16 November 2012

    Just 6.5% of the parliamentary nominees for the elections are women. But one of them is Maada Bio's running mate and could become vice-president. read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Sierra Leone Prepares for Landmark Elections

    United Nations Development Programme, 16 November 2012

    Sierra Leone will head to the polls on 17 November to elect a new president, national assembly, mayors and local councils. read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  UN Calls for 'Impartial' Poll

    UN News Service, 15 November 2012

    In calling for "peaceful and impartial" elections on Saturday in Sierra Leone, the component of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission that deals with the West African country ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  All Set for Polls, Says Electoral Body

    African Elections Project, 15 November 2012

    Electorates in Sierra Leone will go to the polls on Saturday, 17 November 2012 to elect a new president and according to the spokesperson of the National Electoral Commission ... read more »

  • Sierra Leone:  Ethnicity Trumps Policy in Upcoming Polls

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 15 November 2012

    Supporters of the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) will today take to the streets of the capital Freetown for the last time before presidential, parliamentary and ... read more »

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