The President of Sierra Leone is elected using a modified two-round system, with a candidate having to receive more than 55% of the vote in the first round to be elected. If this is not achieved, a run-off will be held.
The 112 elected members of Parliament are elected from single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting. The remaining 12 seats are reserved for Paramount Chiefs, who are elected indirectly.
With the Elections fast approaching, sierra Leoneans will be given the opportunity to decide and with so many political parties competing (I don’t even know all there names..lol), this elections is going to be mind blowing and full of surprises.
Sierra Leone’s politics has been dominated by its two oldest parties, the All People’s Congress (APC), which has governed the country for about 35 years, and the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), which led the country to independence and has held the reins of power for 16 years.
The main competition is among the APC (All People’s Congress),SLPP (Sierra Leone’s People Party) and NGC (National Grand Coalition)
A new party, the National Grand Coalition (NGC), headed by a results-driven ex-UNIDO head and ex-chief UN advocate on sustainable energy – Kandeh Yumkella, has been advancing a new type of politics that rejects ethnic divisions. Says #thesierraleonetelegraph
Will this elections be one that does not involve the APC and SLPP?,I guess we will find out come March.