In Sierra Leone Elections: Bio Leads Samura To A Runoff

By Amadu Daramy

The main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio yesterday emerged winner of the first round of the March 7th presidential election.

The former head of state polled 1,097,482 representing 43.3% of  total  votes cast while his closest rival, Dr. Samura Kamara of the ruling All People’s Congress party polled 1,082748 representing 42.7%.

Both candidates are due to take part in a runoff election slated for 27th March, 2018.

Source: Global Times

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.