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Liberia

Republic of Liberia

4,299,944 11

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

58.72%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Liberian Senate Upper House
Liberian House of Representatives Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ellen JOHNSON-SIRLEAF
  • Head of Government: President Ellen JOHNSON-SIRLEAF
  • Assembly: Liberia has a bicameral National Assembly consisting of the Senate with 30 seats and the House of Representatives with 64 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 6-year term.
  • In the Senate 30 members are elected by plurality vote in multi-member constituencies to serve 9-year terms. Two Senators are elected from each of Liberia's 15 counties. The senatorial candidates receiving the highest number of votes in each of the 15 counties shall be considered Senior Senators and shall have a term of office of 9 years. The senatorial candidates with the next highest number of votes in each county shall be considered Junior Senators and shall have a term of office of 9 years. Prior to 2011, the Junior Senators were elected to a 6 year term. The change to the electoral law has created a staggered system of elections.
  • In the House of Representatives 73 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 6-year terms.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 2005-10-11 1,012,673 1,325,556 76.4%
Liberian Senate 2005-10-11 987,911 1,291,541 76.49%
President 2005-11-08 825,716 1,325,556 62.29%
Referendum 2011-08-23 615,703 1,798,930 34.23%
President 2011-10-11 1,288,716 1,798,930 71.64%
Liberian Senate 2011-10-11 1,283,087 1,798,930 71.33%
Liberian House of Representatives 2011-10-11 1,274,186 1,798,930 70.83%
President 2011-11-08 694,412 1,798,930 38.6%
Liberian Senate 2014-12-20 479,936 1,798,930 26.68%
Liberian House of Representatives 2017-10-10 - - -
President 2017-10-10 - - -

Voter Turnout