1869 Liberian general election

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Presidential elections were held in Liberia in May 1869. The result was a victory for Edward James Roye of the True Whig Party, defeating incumbent President James Spriggs Payne.[1] The election was very close, with the House of Representatives required to decide the final outcome.[2]

Roye took office on 3 January 1870.

References

  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, p84
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