• June 29, 2023

NEW Discredits ECSL

NEW Discredits ECSL
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The National Election Watch (NEW) has in a press release issued Tuesday 27 June 2023 discredited the result announced by the Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (ECSL).

According to the release, the results are based on 60% of polling stations in each district but do not represent 60% of the total votes cast in each districts because polling stations vary in size.

In Bombali, the release continued, valid votes cast in the 60% of polling stations announced represent 71% of registered voters.

Port Loko, the 60% of polling stations announced represent 66% of registered voters.

60% valid votes cast of polling stations announced represent 71% of registered voters in Bonthe district.

In the Western Area Urban, 60% of polling stations announced represent 44% of registered voters.

The report cited that no candidate would reach the constitutional threshold of 55% of votes cast in the first round.

Justifying the claims, the report stated: “voter turnout will be 77.3% +/- 1.7% (between 75.4% and 79%)”.

NEW promised to make public the PRVT data, which is NEW basis for the projection.

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