ElectionGudie

Aug. 11, 2007 Held

1,783,851
Voted
Sierra Leone

Republic of Sierra Leone

Election for Sierra Leonean Parliament

Results

67%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,783,851
Valid Votes:1,740,058
Invalid Votes:43,793

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

All People's Congress 59 - 728,898

41.89%

Sierra Leone People's Party 43 - 707,608

40.67%

People's Movement for Democratic Change 10 - 275,435

15.83%

United National People's Party - - 14,078

0.81%

Peace and Liberation Party - - 6,752

0.39%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 112 seats in the Parliament

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ahmad Tejan KABBAH *
  • Head of Government: President Ahmad Tejan KABBAH
  • Assembly: Sierra Leone has a unicameral Parliament with 124 seats.

* The president is both 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: All People's Congress (APC)
    • Leader: Ernest Bai KOROMA
    • Seats won in this election: 59
    • Seats won in last election: 27
  • Party: Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP)
    • Leader: Solomon E. BEREWA
    • Seats won in this election: 43
    • Seats won in last election: 83
  • Party: People's Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC)
    • Leader: Charles F. MARGAI
    • Seats won in this election: 10
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: United National People's Party (UNPP)
    • Leader: Abdul Kady KARIM
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Peace and Liberation Party (PLP)
    • Leader: Kandeh Baba CONTEH
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 2

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,391,108 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 2,600,000 (2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,731,545 (2007)

·         Is Sierra Leone a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (21 September 1988)

·         Has Sierra Leone ratified CEDAW: Yes (11 November 1988)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 16 (following the 2007 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 181 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Sierra Leone a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Sierra Leone ratified CRPD: Yes (4 October 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 808,666 (est.)