Sierra Leone election: Julius Maada Bio beats Samura Kamara in first round

Sierra Leone election: Julius Maada Bio beats Samura Kamara in first round
 

A former military coup leader has won the first round of Sierra Leone's presidential election.
Julius Maada Bio secured 43.3% of the vote, short of the 55% he needed to avoid a second round run-off.
He will now face the ruling party candidate, Samura Kamara, who was behind by just 0.6%, in two weeks.
Should Brig Bio win that contest, it will be the second time he has led Sierra Leone, having briefly headed a military junta in 1996.
Brig Bio came to power after ousting Valentine Strasser - the soldier he had helped become Africa's youngest leader in another coup just four years earlier.... read more

 
14 March 2018 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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