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Legislature of Liberia


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politics and government of
Liberia

The Legislature of Liberia is the bicameral legislature of the government of Liberia. It consists of a Senate - the upper house, and a House of Representatives - the lower house, modeled after the United States Congress. Sessions are held at the Capitol Building in Monrovia.

The House contains 73 seats, with each county being apportioned a number of seats based on its population. The Senate has 30 members, with two senators serving from each county. Both House and Senate seats are filled through direct election, with candidates who gain a plurality of the vote winning their contested seats. House members serve a term of six years and senators serve a term of nine years, with sitting members allowed to seek re-election.

Contents

  • Current composition 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Current composition

Name (English) Abbr. Seats in House of Representatives Seats in Senate
Unity Party UP 25 10
Congress for Democratic Change CDC 10 3
Liberty Party LP 7 1
National Union for Democratic Progress NUDP 6 2
National Democratic Coalition NDC 5 1
Alliance for Peace and Democracy APD 3 2
National Patriotic Party NPP 3 6
Movement for Progressive Change MPC 2 0
Liberia Transformation Party LTP 1 0
National Reformation Party NRP 1 0
National Democratic Party of Liberia NDPL 0 1
Independents Ind. 9 3
Total 73 30

See also

References

External links

  • Official website
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