Sierra Leone ruling party wins 60% of parliamentary seats in contested vote

Sierra Leone ruling party wins 60% of parliamentary seats in contested vote

The election commission announced on Saturday that the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) has secured 60% of the seats in the parliamentary election. Meanwhile, the main opposition party is calling for a rerun of the vote, which also resulted in President Julius Maada Bio winning a second term.

According to the commission’s chairman Mohamed Kenewui Konneh, the SLPP won 81 seats, while the opposition All People’s Congress (APC) won 54.

Notably, the results revealed significant progress for the ruling party in the diamond-rich district of Kono, where they won seven out of the ten seats they previously did not hold. Additionally, they made gains in the opposition strongholds of the north and west, particularly in the capital city of Freetown.

Despite these outcomes, the APC, which had earlier expressed its intention to reject the election results due to “glaring irregularities,” managed to retain control of the crucial mayorship of Freetown with 51.3% of the vote.

Furthermore, the APC declared its refusal to participate in any form of governance as a consequence of the alleged election irregularities.

In conclusion, the SLPP has emerged victorious in the parliamentary election, securing a majority of seats. However, the APC is demanding a rerun of the vote and maintains control of the mayorship of Freetown.

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