Presidential & Parliamentary elections 2007

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The role of the President

The President is the Head of State in Sierra Leone which means that he or she decides which direction the government should take the country in.

The President’s first duty is to guard the rights and freedoms of all Sierra Leoneans as they written down in The Constitution of Sierra Leone (1991).

As a citizen of Sierra Leone, your constitutional rights include:

  • the right to life and freedom within the law
  • the right to equal opportunities
  • the right to own property and have the protection of the law
  • the right to think and express yourself freely
  • the right to direct your private and family life as you see fit.

The President’s second duty is to advance the interests of the country and its people and to keep its territories safe.

Register to vote from 26 February to 18 March