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Sierra Leone heads towards a presidential run-off

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Sierra Leone is gearing up for a second election after failing to conclusively elect a new president.

On 27 March, Julius Maada Bio will face off against Samura Kamara, outgoing President Ernest Bai Koroma's successor.

In the first round of elections, Mr Bio, of the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party, won 43.3% of the vote, while Mr Samura took 42.7%.

The pair emerged from more than 16 presidential candidates in an election where neither the ruling party nor the main opposition party were certain to win all the seats.

Source: BBC

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