1955 Liberian general election

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1955 Liberian general election

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  William Tubman 1943.jpg Edwin Barclay portrait.jpg
Nominee William Tubman Edwin Barclay William O. Davies-Bright
Party TWP ITWP Independent
Popular vote 244,873 1,182 16
Percentage 99.51% 0.48% 0.01%

President before election

William Tubman

Elected President

William Tubman

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General elections were held in Liberia in May 1955. For the first time since 1931 there was more than one candidate in the presidential election. However, William Tubman of the True Whig Party was easily re-elected, winning over 99.5% of the vote.[1]


Party Presidential candidate Votes % Seats
House Senate
True Whig Party William Tubman 244,873 99.5 29 10
Independent True Whig Party Edwin Barclay 1,182 0.5 0 0
Independent Presidential Party William O. Davies-Bright 16 0.0 0 0
Total 246,071 100 29 10
Source: Sternberger et al.,[2] Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p517 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
  2. ^ Dolf Sternberger, Bernhard Vogel, Dieter Nohlen & Klaus Landfried (1978) Die Wahl der Parlamente: Band II: Afrika, Erster Halbband, p1118
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