SIERRA LEONE MP’S BRAWL OVER ELECTORAL SYSTEM ROW

November 24, 2022

A ROW OVER A NEW ELECTORAL SYSTEM IN SIERRA LEONE, HAS PROMPTED A BRAWL IN PARLIAMENT.

VIDEO FOOTAGE SHOWS PUNCHES BEING EXCHANGED AMID RAUCOUS SHOUTING.


A HUGE OBJECT, APPARENTLY THE PARLIAMENTARY MACE, IS HURLED FROM ONE SIDE OF THE CHAMBER TO THE OTHER - AND THEN BACK.


MEMBERS FROM THE GOVERNING AND OPPOSITION PARTIES WERE PITTED AGAINST EACH OTHER OVER A PLAN TO BRING IN PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION FOR NEXT YEAR'S LOCAL AND GENERAL ELECTIONS.


THE PROPOSALS FROM THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION REQUIRE PARLIAMENTARY APPROVAL.