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  • Sierra Leone NEC resumes tallying after parties agree on system of compiling final results

    Sierra Leone NEC resumes tallying after parties agree on system of compiling final results
    The National Electoral Commission (NEC) in Sierra Leone has resumed the tallying process after coming to an agreement with the political parties contesting the presidential race. The ruling All People’s Congress party (APC) and the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) had earlier caused the halting of the process, because of failure to agree on [...]
  • Sierra Leone Supreme Court postpones presidential runoff to March 31

    Sierra Leone Supreme Court postpones presidential runoff to March 31
    Sierra Leone’s presidential runoff vote has been postponed to Saturday, March 31 by the Supreme Court, the elections body announced late Monday (March 26) in an official statement. The original date was tomorrow March 27 but a High Court injunction affected the electoral body’s preparation leading to the four-day extension. Lawyers for the Sierra Leone [...]
  • Sierra Leone court places injunction on March 27 presidential runoff

    Sierra Leone court places injunction on March 27 presidential runoff
    A High Court in Sierra Leone has placed an injunction on coming Tuesday’s presidential runoff. Voters were expected to choose between two candidates after the March 7 vote failed to produce an outright winner. According to March 24 ruling delivered by Justice A. R. Mansaray, the Head of the National Electoral Commission and the body [...]
  • Sierra Leone’s ruling APC secures parliamentary majority with 63 seats

    Sierra Leone's ruling APC secures parliamentary majority with 63 seats
    Sierra Leone’s ruling All Peoples Congress party has worn 63 out of 132 parliamentary seats as against 46 seats won by the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party thus ensuring a parliamentary majority. Two newly created parties, the Coalition for Change and the Grand National Coalition won 8 and 4 seats respectively, while four independent candidates [...]
  • #SierraLeoneDecides: NEC Worried About Violence Ahead of Run-Off Vote

    #SierraLeoneDecides: NEC sounds alarm over violence fears ahead of run-off vote
    Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Saturday sounded an alarm over a wave of violence between rival groups ahead of a presidential run-off vote scheduled for March 27. Violence was reported between main opposition party Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and ruling All People’s Congress (APC) in the southern city of Bo, as well [...]
  • Sierra Leone just ran the first blockchain-based election

    Sierra Leone just ran the first blockchain-based election

    The citizens of Sierra Leone went to the polls on March 7 but this time something was different: the country recorded votes at 70% of the polling to the blockchain using a technology that is the first of its kind in actual practice.

  • Run of vote increasingly likely in Sierra Leone

    Run of vote increasingly likely in Sierra Leone
    Chances of a run-off vote in the Sierra Leonean presidential election continue to increase as results keep trickling in. The final result of the 7 March election is expected to be declared later on Monday. Over 75 percent of the ballots have been counted, which indicate that Julius Maada Bio of the main opposition Sierra [...]
  • Sierra Leone polls: Opposition SLPP overtakes ruling APC by 15,000 votes [75% official results]

    Sierra Leone just ran the first blockchain-based election
    Sierra Leone’s elections body, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Sunday released more official results with respect to the presidential polls of March 7, 2018. With 75% of official results declared, here are the top four: Main opposition SLPP’s Julius Maada Bio – 848,438 (43.3%) Ruling APC candidate, Samura Kamara – 833,519 (42.6%) Kandeh Yumkella (NGC) – [...]
  • Sierra Leone NEC puts accuracy over speed: Facts about vote collation process

    Sierra Leone NEC puts accuracy over speed: Facts about vote collation process
    Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Thursday issued an official statement stressing that ‘Data entry is underway and accuracy will take precedence over speed.’ The NEC statement of March 8, 2018; signed by Chairman Mohamed N’fah Alie-Conteh also reiterated that it was the constitutionally mandated body that is responsible to deliver election results and is the [...]
  • Sierra Leone elections drive prices up causing distress to buyers and sellers

    Sierra Leone elections drive prices up causing distress to buyers and sellers
    Sierra Leone’s general election has drawn mixed reaction from the business community. Some are optimistic that the new system that will be voted in by the majority will address some of the issues that hinder their development. Until 2014, the government had relied on external assistance to support its budget, but it was gradually becoming [...]