Liberian Senate election, 2014

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coat of arms of Liberia.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Liberia

Senate elections were held in Liberia on 20 December 2014, with half the seats in the Senate up for election.

Background

The elections were originally scheduled to be held on 14 October 2014, as defined by the constitution.[1] However, they were postponed until 16 December due to the Ebola epidemic. Shortly before 16 December, they were postponed again until 20 December.[2]

Campaign

In early December President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf banned political rallies, claiming that they could cause the Ebola virus to spread.[3]

A total of 139 candidates ran for the 15 seats, including former footballer George Weah.[4] Fourteen parties nominated candidates, with 26 people standing as independents.[5]

Results

Party Votes % Seats
Congress for Democratic Change 135,897 29.78 2
Liberty Party 52,351 11.47 2
Unity Party 47,123 10.33 4
National Patriotic Party 27,602 6.05 1
People's Unification Party 22,528 4.94 1
Alternative National Congress 18,917 4.15 1
Alliance for Peace and Democracy 18,410 4.03 0
National Democratic Coalition 5,726 1.25 1
Union of Liberian Democrats 4,092 0.90 0
Liberia Transformation Party 3,680 0.81 0
Grassroot Democratic Party of Liberia 3,154 0.69 0
Movement for Progressive Change 3,038 0.67 0
Liberia National Union 1,779 0.39 0
Victory for Change Party 1,266 0.28 0
Independent 110,707 24.26 3
Invalid/blank votes 23,666
Total 479,936 100 15
Registered voters/turnout 1,903,229 25.22
Source: NEC, NEC

References

  1. ^ Liberian Supreme Court Puts Hold on Special Senate Election VOA News, 1 December 2014
  2. ^ Liberia delays elections again because of Ebola ENCA, 15 December 2014
  3. ^ Liberia Bans Election Rallies to Fight Ebola New York Times, 4 December 2014
  4. ^ Ebola crisis: Liberia holds senate postponed election BBC News, 20 December 2014
  5. ^ Final List of Candidates National Elections Commission

External links

  • Candidate List National Elections Commission
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Liberian_Senate_election,_2014&oldid=768189545"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberian_Senate_election,_2014
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Liberian Senate election, 2014"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA