Sierra Leonean general election, 2002

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General elections were held in Sierra Leone on 14 May 2002 to elect a president and parliament. Both votes were won by the Sierra Leone People's Party, whose leader, Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, was re-elected as President. 2,342,547 voters were registered for the election.

The United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone was authorised, under Security Council Resolution 1389 (2002), to assist in the electoral process.

Presidential election[edit]

Incumbent president Kabbah won more than 70% of the votes in the first round, meaning that a second round of voting was not required.


Candidate Party Votes %
Ahmad Tejan Kabbah Sierra Leone People's Party 1,373,146 70.1%
Ernest Bai Koroma All People's Congress 426,405 22.4%
Johnny Paul Koroma Peace and Liberation Party 54,974 3.0%
Alimamy Pallo Bangura Revolutionary United Front Party 33,084 1.7%
John Karefa-Smart United National People's Party 19,847 1.0%
Raymond Kamara Grand Alliance Party 11,181 0.6%
Zainab Bangura Movement for Progress 10,406 0.6%
Raymond Bamidele Thompson Citizens United for Peace and Progress 9,028 0.4%
Andrew Duramani Turay Young People's Party 3,859 0.2%
Total 1,941,930 100%
Source: African Elections database

Parliamentary elections[edit]

The SLPP won with almost 70% of the vote, taking 83 of the 112 seats in parliament. The All People's Congress became the main opposition party, replacing the United National People's Party.


Parties Votes % Seats
Sierra Leone People's Party 1,352,206 69.9 83
All People's Congress 409,022 19.8 27
Peace and Liberation Party 69,778 3.6 2
Grand Alliance Party 2.4 0
Revolutionary United Front Party 2.2 0
United National People's Party 1.3 0
People's Democratic Party 1.0 0
Total 100% 112
Source: African Elections database