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Elections in Sierra Leone

United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Africa.

Elections in Sierra Leone

a step toward regional stability? : hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session, May 16, 2002

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Africa.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. [Congressional Sales Office] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United Nations Assistance Mission in Sierra Leone,
  • Elections -- Sierra Leone,
  • Political stability -- Africa, West,
  • Sierra Leone -- Politics and government -- 1961-,
  • Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991-

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 48 p. ;
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15515955M
    ISBN 100160685745
    OCLC/WorldCa50472336


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Elections in Sierra Leone by United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Africa. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Electoral system. The President of Sierra Leone is elected using a modified two-round system, with a candidate having to receive more that 55% of the vote in the first round to be elected.

If this is not achieved, a run-off will be held. The elected members of Parliament (increased from in the elections) were elected from single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting. On Novem the people of Sierra Leone go to the polls in presidential, parliamentary, and local council elections.

This will be the third presidential election since Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war ended inand it will be an important benchmark for judging the extent of its post-conflict recovery. President Ernest Bai Koroma of the All People’s Congress (APC) is the. Inthe United Nations ranked Sierra Leone last of countries in its Human Development Index.

The country was taking its final steps towards war. On the eve of the November presidential, parliamentary and local council elections, Sierra Leone is often depicted as a country unrecognisable from a quarter of a century ago.

Elections in Sierra Leone: General Elections Frequently Asked Questions Page 1 of 4 When is Election Day. Election Day in Sierra Leone is March 7, Polls will be open from a.m. until p.m. All voters who have joined the line before p.m. It took some doing, but on Apthis group moved off the low-lying islands and took possession of the highlands behind Cape Mesurado, thereby founding present-day Monrovia, which was named after U.S.

President James Monroe. It became the second permanent African American settlement in Africa, after Freetown, Sierra Leone.”. Friday, 23rd November Statement from NEC Chairperson on the conduct and result of the Presidential Elections held on 17th November 1.

In exercise of the powers conferred upon it by sections 33 and 38(8) of the Constitution of Sierra Leone, (Act No. 6 of ), and section 70(1) of the Public elections Act. (Act No. 4 of ), The National Electoral Commission (NEC. Sierra Leone's Golden Jubilee.

PDF copy of the book printed for Sierra Leone's Golden Jubilee, 27 April 55th Independence Anniversary Ebook. PDF copy. By Ade Daramy for Sierra Leone's 55th independence anniversary, 27 April The UN and Sierra Leone: An Enduring Relationship.

Historic photos of Sierra Leone from the United Nations. The government of Sierra Leone is the governing authority of the Republic of Sierra Leone, as established by the Sierra Leone Sierra Leone government is divided into three branches: the executive, legislative and the seat of government of Sierra Leone is in the capital Freetown.

The Economist Intelligence Unit rated Sierra Leone a "hybrid regime" in Pres. and V. Pres. Candidates Party Votes Percent: Julius Maada Bio Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh: Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) 1, %: Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara.

The citizens of Sierra Leone went to the polls on March 7 but this time something was different: the country recorded votes at 70% of the polling to.

Sierra Leone came to world attention in the s when a catastrophic civil war linked to the diamond trade was reported globally.

This fleeting and particular interest, however, obscured two crucial processes in this small West African state. Elections in Sierra Leone book vision of the National Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone (NEC-SL) is that of an independent, credible and well-resourced institution which promotes democracy and good governance by continually administering credible elections that meet international standards and best practices.

The promise of free and fair elections at independence in is now being fulfilled, at least since when the military, in the midst of the most brutal civil war in the modern history of Sierra Leone, transferred power to a civilian elected president, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah of.

Assembly: Sierra Leone has a unicameral Parliament with seats. Description of electoral system: The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term. If no candidate receives more than 55% of the vote in the first round, a second round is.

The right to vote in the Sierra Leonean elections has so far been denied to all Sierra Leoneans who live outside of Sierra Leone. Section 18 of the Public Elections Act in Sierra Leone states that NEC may make arrangements for citizens outside the country to vote.

In her presentation, Dr. Maggie Dwyer, Co-Author of the book who specifically dealt with a chapter on the role of WhatsApp in Sierra Leone’s general elections, said Sierra Leone was one of the countries with the lowest social media uses recording 16% of the total population, but noted that it had one of the fastest growing social media.

For the outside world, Sierra Leone is defined by its resources. For Sierra Leone politics, the rise and fall of politicians and elites depends upon the utilization of those resources. For David Harris, however, economics are less than an afterthought. What's telling here is what he doesn't include in the by:   Peaceful elections are key to Sierra Leone's postwar development.

Photograph: Tommy Trenchard/AP O n Saturday, Sierra Leone will hold its third presidential, parliamentary and Author: Les Roopanarine. Elections in Sierra Leone After a particularly brutal civil war in which rebels were known to hack off children's limbs, Sierra Leone is holding presidential elections that mark a return to normality.

As such, Sierra Leone is another example of the emergence of a regional West African norm, with ruling parties being voted out of power in Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, and The Gambia. Mohamed Sesay is a post-doctoral fellow with the Yan P.

Lin Centre for the Study of Freedom and Global Orders in the Modern and Ancient Worlds, McGill University. Sierra Leone came to world attention in the s when a catastrophic civil war linked to the diamond trade was reported globally.

This fleeting interest, however, obscured much of the longer history of the region, and made Sierra Leone a laboratory for post-Cold War interventions.

Sierra Leone: A Political History by David Harris examines File Size: KB. Sierra Leone’s fourth post-war presidential, parliamentary, and local elections, scheduled for March 7,will be the litmus test to assess whether democratic principles are entrenched in the country’s post-conflict electoral politics.

This is because the upcoming elections are the first to be o. The United Nations congratulated Sierra Leone's people on the peaceful conduct of their presidential and parliamentary elections -- the first held there since UN.

Sierra Leone came to world attention in the s when a catastrophic civil war linked to the diamond trade was reported globally. This fleeting and particular interest, however, obscured two crucial processes in this small West African state. On the one hand, while the civil war was momentous.

Sierra Leone began rebuilding its political institutions and reestablishing the rule of law. Bydisarmament concluded and an UN-backed war crimes court was established.

By DecemberUN peacekeeping forces withdrew from Sierra Leone. In AugustSierra Leone held presidential and parliamentary elections. closely Following a. In exercise of the powers confered upon it by sections 33 and 38(8) of the Constitution of Sierra Leone, (Act No.

6 of ), and section 70(1) of the Public Elections Act, (Act No. 4 of ), the National Electoral Commission. Congosa in Krio means gossiping and spreading rumour, but its connotations are much darker than in English.

It equals with name spoiling. In a society where attack against somebody’s public image can meet mundane as well as occult retaliation, gossiping is considered as the antisocial behaviour par excellence.

However, although unanimously condemned, congosa is omnipresent. Elections in Sierra Leone: November 17 Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Elections Frequently Asked Questions Page 4 of 5 Who conducts the counting process.

The staff at each polling center will conduct the count. The presiding officer at the polling station is re-sponsible for organizing and supervising the count at each polling center.

The government of Sierra Leone is the governing authority of the Republic of Sierra Leone, as established by the Sierra Leone Sierra Leone government is divided into three branches: the executive, legislative and the seat of government of Sierra Leone is in the capital Freetown.

The government of Sierra Leone takes place in a framework of a presidential. 1. The Long Road to Civil Conflict in Sierra Leone & Liberia 2. Sierra Leone - War and Peace 3. Sierra Leone - and Elections 4. Liberia - War and Peace 5.

Liberia - and Elections 6. Key Factors in the Elections in Sierra Leone & Pages: This book on Paramount Chieftaincy in Sierra Leone is a result of the lack of adequate reading materials on such an important, resilient and centuries old traditional institution of governance in provincial Sierra Leone, especially its electoral process.

The book provides the History of Chieftaincy from pre-colonial to post-independence : Mohamed N’fah-Alie Conteh. Home Uncategorized Results of the Sierra Leone Presidential Elections – Results of the Sierra Leone Presidential Elections – Aug Publisher and.

conduct of Sierra Leone’s elections bodes well for the country’s future stability and development. These elections should be viewed as a step forward in the democratization process and not as an endpoint.

Sierra Leone’s emerging multi-party system is an encouraging sign for the future, as are ongoing efforts to foster a climate of. Sierra Leone's post-conflict elections of Article (PDF Available) in The Journal of Modern African Studies 41(02) - June with Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Jimmy Kandeh.

Sierra Leone: 16 Candidates To Contest Presidential Elections on March 7th In the lead up to its fourth democratic elections, the West African country of Sierra Leone’s electoral body, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) has released the provisional list of nominated candidates for the March 7th Presidential Election.

Mustapha Momoh: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 6 March Today, the eve of presidential, parliamentary, local and mayoral elections in Sierra Leone, Freetown – the capital city was calm, peaceful and serene. It was indeed a cooling off day for the political parties and their supporters.

Ordinary Sierra Leoneans went about their daily hustle and bustle. Sierra Leone elections drive prices up causing distress to buyers and sellers - Duration: africanews 2, views.

AYV WAKE UP SIERRA. 26 years in Electoral Administration, now Chairman of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), Mohamed N’fah-Alie Conteh has decide to put his experience in electoral administration into a book. Get this from a library. The Presidential and parliamentary elections in Sierra Leone, 27 February [Commonwealth Observer Group.; Commonwealth Secretariat.].

Sierra Leone General Elections – A personal diary, by Diana Szanto Posted on Ap by Mats Utas On the 4 th of April, I was sitting on the veranda of a restaurant in Lungi and watched mesmerized the police officer next to me who, in.

Court for Sierra Leone, both of which have begun their important work inare an unprecedented pair of institutions designed to contribute to this goal. All observers agree that the elections in Sierra Leone must be viewed within the context of the longstanding conflicts among and within countries of the MRU.

A stronger, peaceful Sierra.Sareta Ashraph lived and worked in Freetown, Sierra Leone from She maintains a keen interest in the country’s history and returns there regularly. Sareta is currently writing a book on the conflict in Sierra Leone. In AprilAfrica Research Institute published “Old Tricks, Young Guns: Elections and Violence in Sierra Leone”.Inelections finally occurred.

On MaPresident Ahmed Tejan Kabbah took office. But in Mayhe fled the country after another coup. Related links; Ethnologue database listing for Sierra Leone; Infohub's traveller's guide to Sierra Leone; Sources: Statesman's Yearbook and Europa World Year Book.