Sierra Leone 2018 general elections: Background to fifth polls since 1996 | Africanews
2 weeks ago, 01:18
Sierra Leoneans are set to go to the polls to elect a new set of political leaders on March 7, 2018.
The process is a general election that will result in the replacement of outgoing president, Ernest Bai Koroma.
The remaining twelve seats are reserved for Paramount Chief Members of Parliament across the country.
The process took place on Tuesday, exactly a week to the election proper.
Ahmed Tejan Kabbah under the banner of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) won two terms 1996 - 2006 even though his tenure was disrupted by military takeover in 1997.
The Johnny Paul Koromah coup of May 1997 was ended in March 1998 following which regional bloc returned Tejan Kabbah to power.
Bai Koroma vied for and won a second and final term in 2012 beating former military Head of State Julius Maada Bio who run on SLPP ticket.
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