Polls have opened in Sierra Leone’s runoff presidential election amid tight security in the country.
Voting is peaceful and the turnout is lower than in the first round on 7 March.
The vote had been set for Tuesday but was delayed after a ruling party member filed a court challenge alleging irregularities in the first round and a temporary injunction was issued, stalling preparations.
It was lifted early this week and the election commission asked for a few more days to prepare.
The opposition Sierra Leone People’s party, which took 43.3% to the ruling All Peoples Congress party’s 42.7% in the first round, had not held the presidency since 2007.
President Ernest Bai Koroma has served two terms and is barred by the constitution from running again.