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Liberia, Government

universal adult suffrage, popular referendum, new constitution, House of Representatives, Senate

Following a coup d’etat in 1980, Liberia’s constitution, promulgated in 1847, was suspended. A new constitution was published in 1983, approved by popular referendum in 1984, and promulgated in January 1986. Under this constitution a president and vice president are jointly elected to a six-year term by universal adult suffrage. The two-chamber National Assembly is composed of a Senate, whose 26 members are elected to nine-year terms, and a House of Representatives, whose 64 members are elected for six years.

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