Sierra Leone poll looks set for second round with half results in

From Reuters - March 10, 2018

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leones presidential election results were too close to call after half the votes had been counted on Saturday, with the two front runners neck-and-neck, making a second round likely.

Ex-foreign minister Samura Kamara of the ruling All Peoples Congress and rival Julius Maada Bio, a former junta leader and candidate of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party, each had about 43 percent of the ballots cast in Wednesdays poll. Kamara was about 1,500 votes ahead.

The other two main candidatesKandeh Yumkella, a former United Nations Under-Secretary, and Samuel Sam-Sumanagot 6.7 percent and 3.4 percent, respectively. There were 12 other minor candidates.


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