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Vol 48 No 17

Published 24th August 2007

Sierra Leone

Closer and more credible

The presidential and parliamentary elections on 11 August have turned out to be closer and more credible than expected. Now they will be decided in a run-off vote between the two front-runners next month. None of the candidates won the 55% of the vote necessary for a first-round win. As Africa Confidential went to press, with over 98.7% of votes counted, the main opposition candidate, Ernest Bai Koroma of the All People's Congress (APC), had taken 44%.

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