Sierra Leone’s ruling All Peoples Congress party has won 63 out of 132 parliamentary seats as against 46 seats won by the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party thus ensuring a parliamentary majority.
Two newly created parties, the Coalition for Change and the Grand National Coalition won 8 and 4 seats respectively, while four independent candidates were also elected.
7 remaining seats are yet to be declared by the National Electoral Commission.
In a constituency in the Western region, voters will head to the poll again to elect their MP on March 27 because a candidate’s picture did not appear on the ballots.
The National Electoral Commission has ordered a recount of ballots in six constituencies located in the north of the country following allegations of irregularities.
Sierra Leone’s March 7 general election witnessed a massive voter turn-out of 84%.
Several incidents have happened in recent days between supporters of Samura Kamara and Julius Maada Bio, the two main candidates contesting the March 27 presidential run-off.