Elections in Sierra Leone

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Elections in Sierra Leone gives information on elections and election results in Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone elects on national level a president and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The House of Representatives has 124 members, 112 members elected through plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 12 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 5-year terms.[1]

Sierra Leone has a multi-party system, with two or three strong parties.

Latest elections[edit]

2007 Presidential election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 11 August 2007 and 8 September President of Sierra Leone election results
Candidate Party 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Ernest Bai Koroma All People's Congress (APC) 815,523 44.34% 950,407 54.62%
Solomon Berewa Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) 704,012 38.28% 789,651 45.38%
Charles Margai People's Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) 255,499 13.89%
Andrew Turay Convention People's Party (CPP) 28,610 1.56%
Amadu Jalloh National Democratic Alliance (NDA) 17,748 0.96%
Kandeh Baba Conteh Peace and Liberation Party (PLP) 10,556 0.57%
Abdul Kady Karim United National People's Party (UNPP) 7,260 0.39%
Total: (turnout 75.8%) 1,839,208 100.00% 1,740,058 100.00%
Source: National Electoral Commission (first round), National Electoral Commission (second round)

2007 Parliamentary election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 11 August 2007 Parliament of Sierra Leone election results
Parties Votes % Seats
All People's Congress 728,898 40.73% 59
Sierra Leone People's Party 707,608 39.54% 43
People's Movement for Democratic Change 275,435 15.39% 10
National Democratic Alliance 31,388 1.75% 0
Convention People's Party 15,303 0.86% 0
United National People's Party 14,078 0.79% 0
Independents 10,127 0.57% 0
Peace and Liberation Party 6,752 0.38% 0
Traditional chiefs 12
Total 1,789,589 100.00% 124
Invalid (8.94% of all votes) 175,606
Total including invalid votes 1,965,195
Source: National Electoral Commission (seats and votes per constituency)

The traditional chiefs elected twelve MPs independently from the parliamentary
election; they are considered to be allied to the SLPP. (AFP)

Past elections[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sierra Leone Overview". Election Guide. IFES. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 

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