Liberian general election, 1867

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Presidential elections were held in Liberia in May 1867. The result was a victory for James Spriggs Payne of the Republican Party,[1] defeating Opposition Party candidate Edward James Roye.[2] The election was very close, with the House of Representatives required to decide the final outcome.[3]

Payne took office on 6 January 1868.


  1. ^ Elections in Liberia African Elections Database
  2. ^ Carl Patrick Burrowes (2004) Power and Press Freedom in Liberia, 1830-1970: The Impact of Globalization and Civil Society on Media-government Relations, Africa World Press, p85
  3. ^ Burrowes, p84
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