The Republic of Sierra Leone conducted its general elections to elect the President, Parliament and local councils. The Presidential election was inconclusive as no candidate secured 55% of the vote to win the first round. In line with constitutional stipulations, presidential run-off election was conducted on March 28, 2018.

Julius Maada Bio of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) won the run-off elections against ruling party’s Dr. Samura Kamara after securing 51.8% of the votes. The National Electoral Commission (NEC) received commendations for ensuring credible and transparent elections amidst intrigues, controversies and violence.

YIAGA AFRICA is hosting this roundtable to reflect on the successes, challenges and lessons from Sierra Leone elections.Speaker:
Madam Miatta L. French
Electoral Commissioner, National Electoral Commission (NEC) Sierra Leone

Commissioner Miatta Lilly French is in charge of the Western Region, she is the oversight Commissioner responsible for the overall supervision and control of the Media & External Relation (including Political Party & Stakeholder Relations), Human Resource, Gender and Disability Departments. Special Assignment for Commissioner French include to oversee NEC’s 2016 deliverables (Ministry of Finance and Economic Development).

Date: Wednesday 11 April 2018, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Anambra Hall, Treasure Suites & Conferences, Beside Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja
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