Sierra Leone finally has a new president

Opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio wins Sierra Leone presidential runoff

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Former opposition leader Julius Maada Bio was sworn in yesterday as Sierra Leone's new president, after garnering 51.81 percent votes in last month's elections.

The current ruling party, on Monday, accused the worldwide community, including British High commissioner to Sierra Leone Guy Warrington and former Ghanaian President John Mahama of siding with the opposition to deny it a victory.

The ceremony took place in the capital, Freetown.

The campaign was characterised by ugly verbal exchanges and sporadic violence with Bio accusing the APC of using police intimidation against his party.

The election marks the first time in a decade that the SLPP party has won the presidency.

Any registered voter has seven days to petition to the Supreme Court against the results.

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He congratulates Julius Maada Bio on his election as the next President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and all the candidates for their contributions to the successful outcome of the electoral process.

Mr. Bio succeeds President Ernest Bai Koroma, who is stepping down after serving a second five-year term.

Sheikh Bawoh says the people are confident that President Maada Bio would leave up to their expectations given his military background.

In the March 7 general election, neither candidate had reached the 55 percent threshold constitutionally required to win. His tenure was punctuated by tragedy, including an outbreak of the Ebola virus and a deadly mudslide, in a country that is still recovering from a civil war that ended in 2002 after the deaths of more than 50,000 people.

He later organized elections that same year and handed over power to Ahmad Tejan Kabbah.

As former President Ernest Bai Koroma's second term approached its end, his supporters launched a campaign to void term limits and allow him to seek re-election, before backing off under domestic and worldwide pressure. His wife Fatima is a practicing Muslim, and an ethnic Mandingo from Koidu, Kono District in eastern Sierra Leone.

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