SIERRA LEONE: Presidential Elections, 17 Nov 2012



SIERRA LEONE: Presidential Elections, 17 Nov 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 05:00

Sierra Leone

Republic of Sierra Leone

Region: Africa


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.


Population: 5,245,695 (July 2010 est.)

Future elections

Presidential - November 17, 2012

Legislative - August 2012

Source: Election Guide.