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Oct. 10, 2017 Held

Liberia

Republic of Liberia

Election for Liberian House of Representatives

Results

Voter Participation

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,582,942
Valid Votes:1,501,500
Invalid Votes:81,442

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Coalition for Democratic Change (Coalition for Democratic Change) 21 - 234,767

15.64%

Unity Party 19 - 209,677

13.96%

Independents (Independents) 12 - 235,261

15.67%

People's Unification Party (PUP) (People's Unification Party (PUP)) 5 - 87,946

5.86%

All Liberian Coalition Party (All Liberian Coalition Party) 3 - 76,158

5.07%

Liberty Party 3 - 131,187

8.74%

Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction) 2 - 50,560

3.37%

Liberian People's Party (Liberian People's Party) 1 - 24,143

1.61%

Liberia National Union 1 - 19,251

1.28%

Liberia Transformation Party (Liberia Transformation Party) 1 - 49,621

2.91%

Movement for Economic Empowerment (Movement for Economic Empowerment) 1 - 58,940

3.36%

United People's Party (United People's Party) 1 - 43,619

2.91%

Victory for Change Party (Victory for Change Party) 1 - 28,385

1.89%

Alternative National Congress (ANC) (Alternative National Congress (ANC)) - - 92,085

6.13%
Election Results Modified: Oct 26, 2017

General Information

Liberia: House of Representatives, 10 October 2017

At stake in this election:

  • 73 seats in the House of Representatives

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ellen JOHNSON SIRLEAF (since 16 January 2006)
  • Head of Government: President Ellen JOHNSON SIRLEAF (since 16 January 2006)
  • Assembly: Bicameral National Assembly consisting of the Senate with 30 seats and the House of Representatives with 73 seats

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is directly elected (in two rounds if necessary) by an absolute majority popular vote to serve a 6-year term.
  • The 73 members of the House of Representatives are elected in single-seat districts by a majority vote to serve 6-year terms.

Last Election:

  • The last elections for the House of Representatives in Liberia occurred on October 11, 2011. The Unity Party won the largest share of votes and 24 seats.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Unity Party
    • Leader: Varney SHERMAN
    • Seats won in last election: 24
  • Congress for Democratic Change
    • Leader: George WEAH
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • Liberty Party
    • Leader: J. Fonati KOFFA
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • National Union for Democratic Progress
    • Leader: Victor BARNEY
    • Seats won in last election: 6
  • National Democratic Coalition
    • Leader: Dew MAYSON
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • National Patriotic Party
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Alliance for Peace and Democracy
    • Leader: Marcus S. G. DAHN
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Movement for Progressive Change
    • Leader: Simeon FREEMAN
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Liberia Transformation Party
    • Leader: Julius SUKU
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Liberia Destiny Party
    • Leader: Nathaniel BARNES
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • National Reformist Party
    • Leader: Maximillian T. W. DIABE
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • All Liberian Party
    • Leader: Benoni W. UREY
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Alternative National Congress
    • Leader: Orishil GOULD
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • People’s Unification Party
    • Leader: Isobe GBORKORKOLLIE
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,299,944 (2016)
  • Registered Voters: 2,183,683 (2017)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 2,160,776 (2016)
  • Is Liberia a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Liberia ratified CEDAW: Yes, Accession (17 July 1984)
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 9
  • Human Development Index Position: 177
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High

Disability Data:

  • Is Liberia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
  • Has Liberia ratified CRPD: Yes (26 July 2012)
  • Population with a disability: 629,350

 

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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