Sierra Leone election postponed until Saturday

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Electoral officials count ballot papers after they presidential, elections, outside a polling station in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Sierra Leone's voters are choosing a new president Wednesday from among 16 candidates in a race that has sparked debate over dual nationality and eligibility for the country's highest office. (AP Photo/Cooper Inveen)

Sierra Leone’s presidential run-off is going to take place on Saturday; the National Electoral Commission has tweeted:Reports say a High Court judge had given permission for the election to go ahead as planned, lifting an order which had temporarily halted the vote due to claims of electoral fraud in the first round.

But the electoral commission said “logistical delays” meant it was not possible for the vote to take place on schedule.

Sierra Leonean voters will be choosing between the opposition candidate, Julius Maada Bio, who narrowly won the first round and Samura Kamara of the governing party.

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