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Sierra Leonean opposition party captures majority seats in parliament

It is the first time in the history of Sierra Leone politics for an opposition to have an outright majority in Parliament

Sierra Leonean opposition party captures majority seats in parliament

It is the first time in the history of Sierra Leone politics for an opposition to have an outright majority in Parliament

07 April 2018 Saturday 20:31
Sierra Leonean opposition party captures majority seats in parliament

FREETOWN

Sierra Leone's main opposition All People's Congress (APC) has won a majority of seats in Parliament in the just-concluded election, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) said Friday.

It is the first time in the history of Sierra Leone politics for an opposition to have an outright majority in Parliament.

According to data from NEC, the APC has 68 seats, followed by the ruling Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) with 48 seats.

The National Grand Coalition (NGC) got four seats; the Coalition for Change (C4C) got eight seats, apart from three independent members of parliament.

According to some political analysts, it would be difficult for the SLPP to govern the country because, as a ruling party, they became the minority in Parliament.

Many are of the view that the president would be using the supreme executive authority, as provided for by the 1991 Constitution, to overrule parliament.

Xinhua

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