Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tensions before Sierra Leone runoff

The Center for Global Development offers its analysis of the recent elections in Sierra Leone. The opposition All People's Congress won legislative elections and its standard bearer will face the outgoing vice-president, of the ruling Sierra Leone People's Party, in a presidential runoff.

However, departing president Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, whose spent a mostly useless two terms in office, threatened to declare a national state of emergency if violence between APC and SLPP supporters did not stop. A draconian step, particularly considering the fact that no one has been killed in the clashes.



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