INEC, security agencies, CSOs back electoral offences commission

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), yesterday, backed the establishment of the National Electoral Offences Commission (NEOC). The stakeholders spoke during a public hearing on the bill for the...
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2019 poll: INEC seeks electoral offences tribunal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged the National Assembly and other stakeholders to expedite action on the bill to establish the National Electoral Offences Commission/Tribunal ahead of the 2019 general elections. The Commission also...
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SierraLeone General Elections 2018: Common Wealth Observer Group Interim Statement

This is the Interim Statement of the Common wealth Observer Group, and it is issued with the results process yet to be formally completed. [button...
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