Presidential & Parliamentary elections 2007

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The role of political parties

Political parties exist to recommend to the public a set of ideas known as policies. Policies are basic principles and plans about the way that the country should be run. A good party will ask you what your concerns and priorities are and they will shape their policies according to what they are told.

It is important to have different political parties represented in your community and also in Parliament. This means that government and local government policies can be questioned and where neccessary improved to meet your needs better.

A party can stand for anything it wants to, as long as it promotes the welfare of all Sierra Leoneans, upholding the rights and freedoms given to every citizen under The Constitution (1991). It must also prove that its membership is open to all Sierra Leoneans.

Register to vote from 26 February to 18 March