Peaceful Election Unfolds in Sierra Leone

Lining up hours before dawn, citizens of Sierra Leone went to the polls Wednesday to choose a new president, parliament, and local councilors in one of the most hotly contested elections in the West African nation's history. Current president, Ernest Bai Koroma, of the All People's Congress party must step down after serving two terms. Front runners in the presidential race include former-foreign minister Samura Kamara for APC, former-general Juluis Maada Bio of the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party, and former U.N. official Kandeh Yumkella of the newly formed National...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Wednesday, 7 March

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