April 4, 2018 / 12:34 PM / in 6 months

Sierra Leone ruling party candidate has slim lead in election - partial results

FREETOWN, April 4 (Reuters) - The presidential candidate of Sierra Leone’s ruling party, Samura Kamara, holds a slim lead over opposition leader Julius Maada Bio based on certified tallies seen by Reuters from nine of the 16 voting districts.

Kamara of the All People’s Congress (APC) secured 50.80 percent of the nearly 1.94 million votes certified so far from Saturday’s election, while Bio of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) had 49.20 percent. (Reporting By Umaru Fofana; Writing by Aaron Ross Editing by Edward McAllister and Raissa Kasolowsky)

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