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    Sierra Leone Government - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Sierra Leone
      conventional short form: Sierra Leone

      Government type:
      constitutional democracy

      Capital:
      Freetown

      Administrative divisions:
      3 provinces and 1 area*; Eastern, Northern, Southern, Western*

      Independence:
      27 April 1961 (from UK)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 27 April (1961)

      Constitution:
      1 October 1991; subsequently amended several times

      Legal system:
      based on English law and customary laws indigenous to local tribes; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Ahmad Tejan KABBAH (since 29 March 1996, reinstated 10 March 1998); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      head of government: President Ahmad Tejan KABBAH (since 29 March 1996, reinstated 10 March 1998); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: Ministers of State appointed by the president with the approval of the House of Representatives; the cabinet is responsible to the president
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 14 May 2002 (next to be held May 2007); note - president's tenure of office is limited to two five-year terms
      election results: Ahmad Tejan KABBAH reelected president; percent of vote - Ahmad Tejan KABBAH (SLPP) 70.6%, Ernest KOROMA (APC) 22.4%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral Parliament (124 seats - 112 elected by popular vote, 12 filled by paramount chiefs elected in separate elections; members serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 14 May 2002 (next to be held May 2007)
      election results: percent of vote by party - SLPP 70.06%, APC 22.35%, PLP 3%, others 4.59%; seats by party - SLPP 83, APC 27, PLP 2

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court; Appeals Court; High Court

      Political parties and leaders:
      All People's Congress or APC [Ben KANU]; Peace and Liberation Party or PLP [Darlington MORRISON, interim chairman]; Sierra Leone People's Party or SLPP [Sama BANYA]; numerous others

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      trade unions and student unions

      International organization participation:
      ACP, AfDB, AU, C, ECOWAS, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ITU, MIGA, NAM, OIC, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNMIL, UPU, WCL, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Ibrahim M. KAMARA
      chancery: 1701 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
      telephone: [1] (202) 939-9261 through 9263
      FAX: [1] (202) 483-1793

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Thomas N. HULL
      embassy: Corner of Walpole and Siaka Stevens Streets, Freetown
      mailing address: use embassy street address
      telephone: [232] (22) 226481 through 226485
      FAX: [232] (22) 225471

      Flag description:
      three equal horizontal bands of light green (top), white, and light blue


      NOTE: The information regarding Sierra Leone on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Sierra Leone Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sierra Leone Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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