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Sierra Leone: facts about Sierra Leone elections

Facts about the Sierra Leone elections:
* More than half of the voters are under 35 years old.
* There are 7 presediential contenders.
* There are 566 parliamentary candidates for 112 parliamentary seats.
* Ballots have been transported by trucks, canoes and porters to some 6,176 polling stations in
savannah, jungles and mountains.

11 comments

  • kuntual

    SEVEN candidates ?
    ONLY SEVEN ?

    and only an average of 5 per parliamentary seat ?

    i wonder what explains those low number, especially compared to the usual african elections (there was an average of 10 candidates per parliamentary seats in congo-brazzaville recently for instance). is there legal “pruning” (petitions, wealth requirment, requirments for political parties) ?

  • Ramatu

    it better that here are only SEVEN candidates, because you don’t want the wrong person in power. i’m so happy this election is internationally observe and i want APC to win. The SLPP party was too corrupt.

  • mohamed kamara

    we accept that the election is free and fair according to the observers. but why it is taking longer to know the winner in a small country like sierra leone with 2.6 million registered voter

  • mohammed Sesay

    whatever be the outcome of these elections there is going to be a formidable opposition in the next parlainent.

  • Kha-Benneh

    I am afraid to say that the longer it takes for results of the elections to be announced the more skeptical I become of the free and fairness of the elections and who the eventual winner is.

  • desmond maada

    i am very haapy about the free and fair election in my country.
    may God Bless sierra leone

  • desmond maada

    A LETTER TO MY PEOPLE OF SIERRA LEONE.

    WE SHOULD WORK AS ONE FOR A BETTER SIERRA LEONE, SO THAT OUR CHILDRENS WE LIVE A BETTER LIFE.
    THE COMING GOVERNMENT SHOULD DO EVERY THING POSSIBLE TO MAKE OUR COUNTRY A BETTER ONE.

    LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE OF SALON

  • DESMOND MAADA KANGBAI

    I LOVE SIERRA LEONE

  • John Strahan

    I enjoy watching the return process. Polls are of little use – wait until the ballots are counted. It is a long process but that is one of the joys of freedom. Good luck to a country we love.

  • MY BELOVE SIERRA LEONE HAVE SUFFER A LOT FROM THIS SO CALL LEADER WHO WORK FOR THEME SELF, AND THE PEOPLE OF SIERRA LEONE ARE SICK OF IT.SO LORD HELP US FROM THIS KILLER WHO DONT CARE FOR US,WHO DONT FEEL FOR US WHO DONT BUILD OUR COUNTRY.MY PRAYER FOR SIERRA LEONE IS GOD GIVE US THE CHOOSEING ONE,ONE WHO HAVE A GOD FEARING HEART,ONE WHO WORK FOR THE INTREST OF THE PEOPLE.GOD ANY ONE WHO HAVE THE PLANE TO COME AND WORK FOR HIM SELF NOT THE PEOPLE KILL HIM AS HE TAKE ON THE POWER AMEN.

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