The two leading candidates - Samura Kamara of the ruling All People's Congress and Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone People's Party - are in a virtual dead heat, just as they were at the end of the first round of voting earlier this month. This comes after the National Electoral Commission announced a new date for run-off after Bio won by just 15,000 votes way below the mandatory 55% required for victory, in a country with 3.1 million eligible voters.
Final Round of Voting in Presidential Runoff
Deutsche Welle, 31 March 2018
The election campaign has been marred by deadly attacks, pointed rhetoric and at least one legal challenge. The election is expected to hinge on the diamond-rich Kono region in the… Read more »
Sierra Leoneans go to the polls again for the presidential run-off.
Voters Go to Polls in Election Run-Off
This Day, 31 March 2018
Sierria Leone will today hold a run-off election on Saturday to determine who succeeds President Ernest Bai Koroma, after neither of the candidates secured enough votes for an… Read more »
We're Ready for Saturday's Run Off Poll - Sierra Leone NEC
Premium Times, 30 March 2018
The National Electoral Commission (NEC) in Sierra Leone has reaffirmed its readiness to conduct the Presidential run-off election on March 31. Read more »
Run-Off Election for March 31 - Sawyer Urges Voters to "Get It Right"
Observer, 29 March 2018
While the 2018 presidential election in Sierra Leone is almost similar to that of Liberia's 2017 presidential election as the All People's Congress (APC) of Samurai Kamara, which… Read more »
Why APC Party Is the Next Main Opposition in Sierra Leone?
Concord, 27 March 2018
According to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report, "The narrowing of the participatory process did not end with the transfer of power from President Siaka Stevens to his… Read more »
A Supreme Court has ruled March 31 as the date on which the presidential election run-off will be held, after a request for a postponement by the National Electoral Commission was ... Read more »
The country's run-off election is set to take place as scheduled after the High Court lifted an interim injunction, two days after it temporarily halted the vote which had been ... Read more »
The National Electoral Commission has announced March 27 for run-off in the country's presidential election as no candidate scored mandatory 55 per cent requires for victory. Read more »
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