Monday, August 13, 2007

Election success in Sierra Leone

Aug. 13 - Sierra Leone hopes for the best as its election appears to run smoothly.

With around 5 percent of votes counted, unofficial returns showed Ernest Bai Koroma of the opposition All People's Congress (APC) comfortably ahead in Freetown and the north of the former British colony, which contain about half its 2.6 million voters.

Benet Allen reports.


  • Christiana Thorpe, National Electoral commission Chairwoman
  • Marie-Anne Isler Beguin, Chief of Observer Mission of the European Union
  • Abdurrahman Bangura, Freetown trader

    Polling Stations for Sierra Leone's 2007 National Presidential & Parliamentary Elections here

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