ElectionGudie

Nov. 17, 2012 Held

2,141,062
Voted
Sierra Leone

Republic of Sierra Leone

Election for Sierra Leonean Parliament

Results

80%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,141,062
Valid Votes:2,141,062
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

All People's Congress 67 - 1,149,248

53.68%

Sierra Leone People's Party 42 - 818,885

38.25%

People's Movement for Democratic Change - - 69,199

3.23%

National Democratic Alliance - - 27,706

1.29%

Revolutionary United Front Party - - 12,573

0.59%

United Democratic Movement - - 11,730

0.55%

People's Democratic Party - - 8,387

0.39%

Citizens Democratic Party - - 7,551

0.35%

United National People's Party - - 4,734

0.22%

Peace and Liberation Party - - 2,330

0.11%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 112 seats in the Parliament

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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: All People's Congress (APC)
    • Leader: Ernest Bai KOROMA
    • Seats won in this election: 67
    • Seats won in last election: 59
  • Party: Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP)
    • Leader: John Oponjo BENJAMIN
    • Seats won in this election: 42
    • Seats won in last election: 43
  • Party: People's Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC)
    • Leader: Charles F. MARGAI
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 10
  • Party: United National People's Party (UNPP)
    • Leader: James Obai Fullah
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Peace and Liberation Party (PLP)
    • Leader: Syl Juxon SMITH
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: National Democratic Alliance (NDA)
    • Leader: Mohamed Chernor BAH
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Alliance: Revolutionary United Front Party (RUFP)
    • Leader: Eldred COLLINS
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: People's Democratic Party (PDP)
    • Leader: Prince COKER
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Citizens Democratic Party (CDP)
    • Leader: Joshua CAREW
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: United Democratic Movement (UDM)
    • Leader: Mohamed BANGURA
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 6,043,157 (2012)
  • Registered Voters: 2,701,299 (2012)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,056,584 (2012)

·         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: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 15 (following the 2012 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: 906,473 (est.)