337 Female Candidates for Local Council Elections in Sierra Leone
A total of 337 female candidates have been successfully nominated by all 10 political parties taking part in the November 17th, Local Council Election in Sierra Leone.
The figures release from the National Electoral Commission (NEC) show that a total of 1,626 candidates that were nominated in all political parties, 1,283 were male and 337 were female candidates.
Figures from the NEC list show that Western Area urban has the highest numbers with 50 female candidates while Kenema has 46. Bo and Kailahun follow with 43 and 38 female candidates respectively.
The lowest female representative comes from Port Loko with 6 female while Tonkolili and Moyamba both have 8 female local council representatives
Speaking to this press Madam Christiana Thorpe notes this year female candidates especially in the local council election increases from over 250 to over 300.
NEC was unable to release figures for female candidates for district chairpersons and Mayors nationwide.
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