Sierra Leone will vote on Wednesday for a successor to President Ernest Bai Koroma in its most contest election in history.
16 candidates are vying for the top job and four are believed to have a realistic chance of following Koroma, according to pundits.
Koroma steps down after a decade in power, marred by corruption, an Ebola outbreak and deadly mudslides.
The elections follow a two-round system, explains EWN correspondent Leanne de Bassompierre.
If one candidate is unable to secure at least 55% of the votes, then the election process will go to a run-off between two candidates from the first round.
Take a listen to De Bassompierre explain the voting procedure and current challenges facing the country’s 3.1 million-strong electorate.
Corruption is one of the big electoral topics that will be challenged.— Leanne De Bassompierre, EWN correspondent
It has been a two horse race since the country got independence from Britain, but this time we see a lot more people vying for the countries top position.— Leanne De Bassompierre, EWN correspondent
Take a listen to the EWN update:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 16 contenders in Sierra Leone presidential elections could see run-off vote