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List of heads of government of Sierra Leone

This is a list of heads of government of Sierra Leone, from the establishment of the office of Chief Minister in 1954 until the present day. The office of Prime Minister was abolished after the constitutional referendum in 1978, and reinstated in 2018 with the appointment of David J. Francis as Chief Minister.

Chief Minister of Sierra Leone
Coat of arms of Sierra Leone.svg
Incumbent
David J. Francis

since 8 May 2018
AppointerGovernor-General of Sierra Leone (1961–1971)
President of Sierra Leone (1971–1978), (2018–present)
Formation27 April 1961
8 May 2018 (restored)
First holderMilton Margai
Abolished15 June 1978 – 8 May 2018

Chief Minister of Sierra Leone ProtectorateEdit

Chief Minister Term of Office Political Party
Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Took Office Left Office Time in office
1   Sir Milton Margai
(1895–1964)
9 July 1954 14 August 1958 4 years, 36 days Sierra Leone People's Party

Prime Minister of Sierra Leone ProtectorateEdit

Prime Minister Term of Office Political Party
Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Took Office Left Office Time in office
1   Sir Milton Margai
(1895–1964)
14 August 1958 27 April 1961 2 years, 256 days Sierra Leone People's Party

Prime Ministers of Sierra LeoneEdit

Prime Minister Term of Office Political Party
Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Took Office Left Office Time in office
1   Sir Milton Margai
(1895–1964)
27 April 1961 28 April 1964
(Died in Office)
3 years, 1 day Sierra Leone People's Party
2   Sir Albert Margai
(1910–1980)
28 April 1964 21 March 1967 2 years, 327 days Sierra Leone People's Party
3   Siaka Stevens
(1905–1988)
21 March 1967 (minutes)
(Deposed)
0 days All People's Congress
(3) 26 April 1968 21 April 1971 2 years, 360 days
4   Sorie Ibrahim Koroma
(1930–1994)
21 April 1971 8 July 1975 4 years, 78 days All People's Congress
5   Christian Alusine Kamara-Taylor
(1917–1985)
8 July 1975 15 June 1978 2 years, 342 days All People's Congress

Military rule (1967–1968)Edit

Term of Office Military
Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Took Office Left Office Time in office
1   Brigadier David Lansana
(1922–1975)
21 March 1967 23 March 1967
(Deposed)
2 days Army Commander
2   Lieutenant Colonel Ambrose Patrick Genda
(1927–2001)
23 March 1967 27 March 1967 4 days National Reformation Council
3   Brigadier Andrew Juxon-Smith
(1931–1996)
27 April 1967 18 April 1968
(Deposed)
1 year, 22 days National Reformation Council
4   Warrant Officer 1st Class Patrick Conteh
(19?–?)
18 April 1968 26 April 1968 8 days National Interim Council

Chief Ministers of Sierra LeoneEdit

Chief Minister Term of Office Political Party
Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Took Office Left Office Time in office
6   David J. Francis
(1965–)
8 May 2018 Incumbent 1 year, 134 days Independent

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