This article lists political parties in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone has a multi-party system, with two or three strong political parties and a third party that is electorally successful.
Ethnic groups and national politics
The largest contest within Sierra Leone's political culture centres upon the competition between the ethnic Temne in Sierra Leone's north-west, and the Mende in Sierra Leone's south-east.
The vast majority of the Mende support the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP). The majority of the Temne support the All People's Congress (APC).