Sierra Leonean presidential election, 1985

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A referendum to confirm the presidential candidate Joseph Saidu Momoh was held in Sierra Leone on 1 October 1985.[1] The country was a one-party state under the All People's Congress at the time, and only one candidate from that party was allowed. A referendum to approve the sole candidate was carried out in place of an election. It was the country's first direct vote for president.[2]

Momoh's candidacy was approved by 99.85% of the votes.


Choice Votes %
For 2,780,495 99.85%
Against 4,096 0.15%
Total 2,784,591 100%
Source: African Elections database


  1. ^ Background Note: Sierra Leone US Department of State
  2. ^ Sierra Leone Election New York Times, 2 October 1985