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23 Aug 2019 | 08:46 PM UTC

Sierra Leone: By-elections set for August 24

Sierra Leone News Alert

By-elections set for August 24 in Goderich and Hamilton (Western Area); heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/23/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/24/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Freetown). COUNTRY/REGION Western Area

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Event

By-elections are scheduled to be held in Constituency 110 of Western Area on Saturday, August 24, specifically in the localities of Goderich and Hamilton. A heightened security presence is to be expected at polling stations, public gathering places, and major transportation hubs through the electoral period. While elections are expected to pass off peacefully, incidents of political unrest are possible. Localized traffic disruptions are to be expected on election day as well as surrounding any demonstrations or rallies.

Advice

Individuals in Western Area are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all public gatherings as a precaution, refrain from discussing political subjects in public or on social media, and anticipate a heightened security presence and localized disruptions.

 

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