Republic 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.
Population: 5,245,695 (July 2010 est.)
Presidential - November 17, 2012
Legislative - August 2012
Source: Election Guide.