Sierra Leone

Country Data


Last updated

Sep, 2022

President/Head of StateJulius Maada Wonie Bio
Prime Ministern/a
Size of Cabinet31
National AssemblyParliament
Seats in NA146
Parties in NA4 + 3 Indp
Female MPs in NA14.52%
Term of National Assembly5 years
Term of President5 years
Number of NA Elections held5
Number of PE held5
Next General Elections2023

List of cabinet

Head of StatePresidentJulius Maada Wonie Bio
Vice-PresidentMohamed Juldeh Jalloh
Chief MinisterJacob Jusu Saffa
FinanceMinister of FinanceDennis Vandi
ForeignMinister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operationDavid John Francis
DefenseMinister of DefenceKellie Conteh
HealthMinister of Health and SanitationAustin Demby
JusticeAttorney-General and Minister of JusticeAnthony Yiehwoe Brewah
AgricultureMinister of Agriculture, Forestry & Food SecurityAbu Bakarr Karim
Minister of Fisheries, Marine ResourcesEmma Kowa-Jalloh
EnergyMinister of EnergyAlhaji Kanja Sesay
Natural ResourcesMinistry of Mines and Mineral ResourcesTimothy Musa Kabba
Minister of Water ResourcesPhilip Karimu Lansana
EducationMinister of Basic and Senior Secondary EducationDavid M. Sengeh
Minister of Technical and Higher EducationAlpha Tejan Wurie
EconomyMinister of Trade & IndustryEdward Hinga Sandy
Minister of Planning and Economic DevelopmentFrancis Mustapha Kai-Kai
InteriorMinister of Internal AffairsDavid Maurice Panda-Noah
MediaMinister of Information and CommunicationsMohamed Swaray
EnvironmentMinister of the EnvrionmentFoday Jaward
LaborMinister of Labour And Social SecurityAlpha Osman Timbo
OthersMinister of Gender & Children’s AffairsManti Tarawallie
Minister of Social Welfare and Religious AffairsBaindu Dassama
Minister of Works and Public AssetsPeter Bayuku Konteh
Minister of Transport & AviationKabineh M. Kallon
Minister of Youth AffairsMohamed Orman Bangura
Minister of Local Government and Rural DevelopmentTamba John Sylvernus Lamina
Minister of Political and Public AffairsFoday Yumkella
Minister of Lands, Housing and Country PlanningTurad Senessie
Minister of Tourism and Culture AffairsMemunatu B. Pratt
Minister of SportIbrahim Nyelenkeh

Main political party

Name of partyFoundationTimes Elected to NATimes Won at NATimes Won at PE
All People's Congress (APC)1960532
Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP)1951523

Last NA elections results

NA elections/Parties winning seatsSeats
All People's Congress (APC)68
Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP)49
Coalition for Change (C4C)8
National Grand Coalition (NGC)4
Number of parties winning seats4
Number of parties contesting17
Female MPs14.52%
Voter turnout84.20%

Last Presidential elections results

Presidential elections   
2018Party1st round2nd round
Julius Maada BioSLPP43.351.8
Samura KamaraAPC42.748.2
Kandeh YumkellaNGC6.9
Samuel Sam-SumanaC4C3.5
Mohamed Kamaraimba MansarayADP1.1
Total no of candidates16
Voter Turnout84.20%

Voting System

  • PE: President directly elected by absolute majority popular vote in 2 rounds if needed for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term)
  • NA: 132 embers directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 14 seats filled in separate elections by non-partisan members of Parliament called „paramount chiefs;“ members serve 5-year terms

Source: CIA World Factbook