Liberian presidential term referendum, 1975

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A referendum on presidential terms was held in Liberia on 7 October 1975, alongside simultaneous general elections. The change would limit a president to serving for a single term of eight years. Incumbent President William R. Tolbert, Jr. promised he would leave office in 1983 even if the change was rejected.[1] It passed with 90% of voters in favour.[2]


Choice Votes %
For 90
Against 10
Invalid/blank votes
Total 100
Registered voters/turnout 88
Source: Direct Democracy


  1. ^ Liberia: William R Tolbert - 'In the Pantheon of great African leaders'
  2. ^ Elections in Liberia African Elections Database
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