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Freetown - Election update from Freetown just before results were announced.

Sierra Leone's opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio has won the presidential run-off.

The People's Party presidential candidate won 51.81 percent of votes cast in the March 31 poll. His challenger, Samura Kamara, a former foreign affairs minister garnered 48.19 percent.

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected for a second term. He garnered 97.08 percent of valid votes cast in an election last week.

The head of the National Elections Authority Lasheen Ibrahim said at a press conference on Monday that turnout was 41.05 percent of the almost 60 million registered voters.

He said 92.73 percent of the votes were valid from the roughly 24 million cast, while almost two million ballots were spoiled.

As indicated earlier, the ESR’s focus is to observe threats to the peaceful conduct of the electioneering process and provide strategic responses to prevent and mitigate election related incidents that have the potential to erupt into violence and public disorder.

The Situation Room, supported by the United States Agency for International Developmentin West Africa (USAID/WA), is part of a broader programme designed to mitigate election violence in West Africa through National Early Warning Systems(NEWS).

Here is an update of the Sierra Leone election 2018 in pictures.

Sierra Leona - Sierra Leone's second multitier elections which is the fourth after the country's civil war, ended in a very competitive way with 16 candidates including two women contestants aspiring for the ever coveted presidential seat.

Security personnel were deployed in various parts of the country to monitor the process.

Egyptians will vote on the last day of the polls in an election that is expected to thrust President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a sweeping victory.

The following are some of the highlights of the event.

The first debate series attended by 9 of the political parties that will be running for the 2018 elections. RDZ, Dare, NPP, MDC-T, Mavambo, PDP, ZAPU, MDC, ZUNDE, NCA, BZA.

 

Various political parties will gather at Crown plaza to debate on elections, this evening at 530pm.

THEME: Who Has The Edge for 2018 Elections

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