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Sierra Leone

Republic of Sierra Leone

6,018,888 10

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

3,178,663 78.28%

Registered Voters (as of May 9, 2018)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Sierra Leonean Parliament Assembly

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.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term. If no candidate receives more than 55% of the vote in the first round, a second round is held between the top two candidates.
  • 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
President 2002-05-14 1,907,455 2,342,547 81.43%
Sierra Leonean Parliament 2002-05-14 1,962,493 2,276,518 86.21%
President 2007-08-11 1,984,106 2,600,000 76.31%
Sierra Leonean Parliament 2007-08-11 1,783,851 2,600,000 68.61%
President 2007-09-08 1,783,851 2,600,000 68.61%
President 2012-11-17 2,350,626 2,692,635 87.3%
Sierra Leonean Parliament 2012-11-17 2,141,062 2,692,635 79.52%
Sierra Leonean Parliament 2018-03-07 - - -
President 2018-03-07 2,676,549 3,178,663 -
President 2018-03-31 2,578,271 3,178,663 -

Voter Turnout