Aug. 11, 2007 Held

Sierra Leone

Republic of Sierra Leone

Election for Sierra Leonean Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:1,984,106
Valid Votes:1,839,208
Invalid Votes:144,898

Vote Share by Candidate:

Ernest Bai KOROMA815,523


Solomon E. BEREWA704,012


Charles F MARGAI255,499


Andrew TURAY28,610


Alhaji Amadu JALLOH17,748


Kandeh Baba CONTEH10,556


Abdul Kady KARIM7,260

Election Results Modified: Sep 18, 2007

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Sierra Leone

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 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 Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Ernest Bai KOROMA
  • Solomon E. BEREWA
  • Charles F MARGAI
    • Party: People's Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC)
  • Andrew TURAY
    • Party: Convention Peoples Party (CPC)
  • Kandeh Baba CONTEH
    • Party: Peace and Liberation Party (PLP)
  • Alhaji Amadu JALLOH
    • Party: National Democratic Alliance (NDA)
  • Abdul Kady KARIM
    • Party: United People's Party (UNPP)

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.)

Election Modified: Jan 19, 2023

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