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Vol 48 No 16

Published 3rd August 2007


Sierra Leone

Personal not proportional

In these elections, the proportional representation system is replaced by voting in first-past-the-post constituencies. This makes personalities more important and increases the sway of paramount chiefs, almost all of them supporters of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP). In addition to the 112 ordinary members of parliament, 14 chiefdom district councils will elect 12 paramount chiefs to parliament.

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