Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tension Mounts As Poll Results Are Awaited

With Sierra Leone's election results coming in, tension is mounting in the war-weary poverty-stricken nation as its people wait patiently for the final result. But the country may be heading for a run-off in the presidential poll as the three leading parties are sharing most of the votes, leaving the remaining four smaller parties with little votes.

The main opposition All People's Congress (APC) is giving a tough fight to the governing Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) which is sharing votes with the new opposition party that originated from it, the People's Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC).

The leading opposition candidate, businessman Ernest Bai Koroma of the APC took an early lead in the capital Freetown and a few other areas, leaving behind Vice President Solomon Berewa of the SLPP who seems to be sharing votes with former minister Charles Francis Margai, son of former Prime Minister Albert Margai.

Random pictures of election 2007

allAfrica.com: Sierra Leone: Tension Mounts As Poll Results Are Awaited (Page 1 of 1)