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Liberia will hold referendum next week

Aug. 18, 2011, midnight


Liberians will head to the polls next Tuesday for a special referendum to approve or reject amending four articles of thier constitution. Among the proposed changes are provisions that would reduce the residency requirement for presidential candidates from 10 to 5 years and move House and Senate elections to a plurality, one-round system. Each of the four amendments will be voted on separately and must be ratified by two-thirds of voters.

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