Politics

Sierra Leone Politics

Curious about politics in Sierra Leone? This page may shed some light.

SIERRA LEONE President Julius Maada
Julius Maada
President of Sierra Leone
Incumbent
Assumed office
4 April 2018
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The government of Sierra Leone is the governing authority of the Republic of Sierra Leone, as established by the Sierra Leone Constitution. The Sierra Leone government is divided into three branches: the executive, legislative and the judiciary. The seat of government of Sierra Leone is in the capital Freetown.
 
The government of Sierra Leone takes place in a framework OF Darcieof a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Sierra Leone is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the president. Legislative power is vested in by the Parliament of Sierra Leone.
 
The judiciary of Sierra Leone is independent of the executive and the legislature. Civil rights and freedom of religion are respected. A critical press continues to operate, although the government has intervened for alleged inaccurate reporting, using the 1965 Public Order Act which criminalizes libel.
 
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