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Sierra Leone

Republic of Sierra Leone

5,612,685 7

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

2,692,635 78.28%

Registered Voters (as of Nov. 1, 2012)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of State
Parliament Assembly
President President Head of Government

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ernest Bai KOROMA *
  • Head of Government: President Ernest Bai KOROMA
  • Assembly: Sierra Leone has a unicameral Parliament with 124 seats.

* The president is both the chief of state and head of government.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Parliament, 112 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 12 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 5-year terms.***

*** 12 seats are filled by paramount chiefs elected in separate elections.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Parliament 2002-05-14 1,962,493 2,276,518 86.21%
President 2002-05-14 1,907,455 2,342,547 81.43%
Parliament 2007-08-11 1,783,851 2,600,000 68.61%
President 2007-08-11 1,984,106 2,600,000 76.31%
President 2007-09-08 1,783,851 2,600,000 68.61%
Parliament 2012-11-17 2,141,062 2,692,635 79.52%
President 2012-11-17 2,350,626 2,692,635 87.3%

Voter Turnout