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. 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.
Momoh's candidacy was approved by 99.85% of the votes.
|Source: African Elections database|