IFES

Nov. 17, 2012 Held

Sierra Leone

Republic of Sierra Leone

Election for President

Results

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,350,626
Valid Votes:2,241,728
Invalid Votes:108,898

Candidates:

Ernest Bai KOROMA1,314,881

58.65

Julius Maada BIO837,517

37.36

Charles Francis MARGAI28,944

1.29

Joshua Albert CAREW22,863

1.02

Eldred COLLINS12,993

0.5795975247666086

Samuel KAMARA8,273

0.36904566477288947

Mohamed BANGURA5,069

0.22612020726867846

James Obbaii FULLAH5,044

0.22500499614583036

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Sierra Leone

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 Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Ernest Bai KOROMA
  • Julius Maada BIO
  • Charles Francis MARGAI
    • Party: People's Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC)
  • James Obbaii FULLAH
    • Party: United National People's Party (UNPP)
  • Eldred COLLINS
    • Party: Revolutionary United Front Party (RUFP)
  • Gibrilla KAMARA
    • Party: People's Democratic Party (PDP)
  • Joshua Albert CAREW
    • Party: Citizens Democractic Party (CDP)
  • Mohamed BANGURA
    • Party: United Democratic Movement (UDM)

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.)