Liberia Holds Senate Election, Originally Postponed Due to Ebola Outbreak

Dec. 31, 2014, 12:39 p.m.

Liberia held an election for 15 seats (of 30) in the Senate on Saturday 20 December 2014.[i] The election was originally scheduled for October 2014, but the outbreak of the Ebola virus in some West African countries, including Liberia, forced the election to be postponed.[ii] Located in western Africa, Liberia has a population of 4,092,310 with approximately 1,903,229 registered voters.[iii] Preliminary results are expected in the coming days and voter turnout was considered very low.[iv]


[i] http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/2807/

[ii] http://www.voanews.com/content/incumbent-candidates-struggle-in-liberias-senate-elections/2568677.html

[iii] http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/2807/

[iv] http://www.voanews.com/content/who-reports-ebola-death-toll-in-three-african-countries/2567109.html

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