April 5, 2018 / 8:11 AM / 16 days ago

Losing candidate in Sierra Leone election plans legal challenge to result

FREETOWN, April 5 (Reuters) - The losing candidate in Sierra Leone’s presidential election, Samura Kamara, said on Thursday the voting was marred by fraud and he plans to launch a legal challenge to the result.

Opposition candidate and former military junta leader Maada Bio was declared victor in the election late on Wednesday with 51.81 percent of votes and was sworn in hours later.

Reporting By Umaru Fofana, Writing by Edward McAllister, Editing by Angus MacSwan

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