Sierra Leone Runoff Vote to Proceed Tuesday, Court Rules

A court under Sierra Leone's competitive authoritarian regime ruled that a presidential runoff must proceed on Tuesday.

(Bloomberg Politics)–A Sierra Leone court ruled that a presidential runoff set for Tuesday must proceed even as a hearing into alleged fraud during the vote’s first round earlier this month continues.

The declaration on Monday by High Court Judge Abdulrahman Mansaray in the capital, Freetown, follows after a member of the ruling All Peoples’ Congress party filed an injunction over irregularities during the March 7 election.

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