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President elected in Sierra Leone starts office
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Friday, 05 April 2002
President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah was officially nominated to run in Mays election, becoming the first of seven candidates to be registered for the closely watched vote. Following the failure of several national parties to register their candidates by the formal deadline, including the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) party, the National Electoral Commission extended the deadline by 24 hours. Last week the RUFs leader, Foday Sankoh, was declared ineligible to stand because he was not a registered voter.
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