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Sierra Leone

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Parliament

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Parliament
Chamber name
Parliament
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1963-01 to 1967-01
from 1969-01 to 1982-01
from 2008-01
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
African Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of Parliament
Speaker
Abass Chernor Bundu (Male)
Year of birth
1948
Term
25.04.2018

Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Clerk
Secretary general
Ibrahim Sesay (Male)

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
132
Indirectly elected members Indirectly elected, for example by regional parliaments or an electoral college.
14
Note on the statutory number of members
Indirectly elected members: Fourteen Paramount Chiefs are elected to represent the 14 provincial districts.
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
146
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
18
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
12.33% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
7,237
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
49,568 See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Aruna Araron Sesay (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
78
Oldest member
Joseph Ali Kavura Kongomoh (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Number of reserved seats, by group
Notes
Paramount Chiefs
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Notes
There is a policy that advocates for a 30% quota for women in awarding party symbols.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.