Fight Breaks Out Between Sierra Leone Parliament Members

Hands were thrown at a recent Sierra Leone parliament.

According to Africa News, this all stemmed from a debate regarding changes to the electoral system that would allow proportional representation in next year’s election. Things got so heated between the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and the All People’s Congress (APC) that hands, feet, and chairs were thrown.

The electoral commission advised they would switch to a proportional representation system for next year’s local and parliamentary election, excluding presidential polls. Many claimed that the move would be unconstitutional when the government backs the plan.

Police had to intervene to calm things down.

Next year’s June 2023 election will vote in President Julius Bio for a second term.

Until Next Time…

(Sources)

Photo Credit: Africa News

Sierra Leone MPs scuffle over electoral reform. Africa News. (2022, November 24). Retrieved December 3, 2022, from https://www.africanews.com/2022/11/24/sierra-leone-mps-scuffle-over-electoral-reform// 

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