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Election Results 1847-1997

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19 July 1997 Presidential Election
Note: [Voter Turnout: 89.0% (approx.)]
Total Valid Votes: 621,880
Candidate Political Parties Number of Votes % of Votes
Charles G. Taylor (NDPL) 468,443 75.33%
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (UP) 59,557 9.58%
Alhaji G.V. Kromah (ALCOP) 25,059 4.02%
Cletus Wotorson (LAP) [ALLIANCE] 15,969 2.57%
Gabriel Baccus Matthews (UPP) 15,604 2.51%
Togba-Nah Tipoteh (LPP) 10,010 1.61%
George Boley (NDPL) 7,843 1.26%
Harry Moniba (LINU) 6,708 1.08%
George T. Washington (PDPL) 3,497 0.56%
Martin Sheriff (NRP) 2,965 0.48%
Chea Cheapoo (PPP) 2,142 0.34%
Henry Fahnbulleh (RAP) 2,067 0.33%
Fayah Gbollie (FDP) 2,016 0.32%


19 July 1997 Legislative Election*
Note: [Voter Turnout: 89.0% (approx.)]
Total Valid Votes: 621,880
Party/Coalition % of Votes Senate House of Representatives
Number of Seats (26)
Number of Seats (64)
New Patriotic Party (NPP)
75.33%
21
49
Unity Party (UP)
9.58%
03
07
All Liberia Coalition Party (ALCOP)
4.02%
02
03
Alliance of Political Parties (ALLIANCE)
2.57%
-
02
United People’s Party (UPP)
2.51%
-
02
Liberian People’s Party (LPP)
1.61%
-
01
National Democratic Party of Liberia (NDPL)
1.26%
-
-
Liberia National Union (LINU)
1.08%
-
-
People's Democratic Party of Liberia (PDPL)
0.56%
-
-
National Reformation Party (NRP)
0.48%
-
-
Progressive People's Party (PPP)
0.34%
-
-
Reformation Alliance Party (RAP)
0.33%
-
-
Free Democratic Party (FDP)
0.32%
-
-


Note:*Due to the system of proportional representation used in this election, legislative seats were won by parties on the basis of the percentage of the presidential vote won.


15 October 1985 Presidential Election

Total Valid Votes: 519,040
Candidate Political Parties Number of Votes % of Votes
Samuel K. Doe (NDPL) 264,362 50.93%
Jackson F. Doe (LAP) 137,270 26.45%
Gabriel Kpolleh (LUP) 59,965 11.55%
Edward Kesselly (UP) 57,443 11.07%




15 October 1985 Legislative Election
Political Parties Senate House of Representatives
Number of Seats (26)
Number of Seats (64)
National Democratic Party of Liberia (NDPL)
21
51
Liberian Action Party (LAP)
03
08
Unity Party (UP)
01
03
United People’s Party (UPP)
01
02



BELOW Election Results from 1847 to 03 July 1984 Constitutional Referendum


Date(s) Election Type Total Votes Figures Voter Turnout Political Party Name Winning Cadidate Opposition Candidate Comment
27 September 1847
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
Pro-Administation Party (PAP)
Joseph Jenkins Roberts
unopposed
J. J. Roberts, backed by the Pro-Administation Party (PAP) defeated Samuel Benedict of the Anti-Administration Party (AAP)
1849
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
Pro-Administation Party (PAP)
Joseph Jenkins Roberts
unopposed
Joseph Jenkins Roberts was re-elected
1851
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
Pro-Administation Party (PAP)
Joseph Jenkins Roberts
unopposed
Joseph Jenkins Roberts was re-elected
1853
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
Pro-Administation Party (PAP)
Joseph Jenkins Roberts
unopposed
Joseph Jenkins Roberts was re-elected
1855
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
Pro-Administation Party (PAP)
Stephen A. Benson
unopposed
Stephen A. Benson was re-elected
1857
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
Pro-Administation Party (PAP)
Stephen A. Benson
unopposed
Stephen A. Benson was re-elected
1859
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
Pro-Administation Party (PAP)
Stephen A. Benson
unopposed
Stephen A. Benson was re-elected
1861
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
Pro-Administation Party (PAP)
Stephen A. Benson
unopposed
Stephen A. Benson was re-elected
1863
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Daniel B. Warner
unopposed
Daniel B. Warner of the True Whig Party (TWP) was elected president
1865
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Daniel B. Warner
unopposed
Daniel B. Warner of the True Whig Party (TWP) was elected president
1867
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
Republican Party (RP)
James Spriggs Payne
unopposed
James Spriggs Payne of the Republican Party (RP) was elected president
1869
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Edward James Roye
unopposed
Edward James Roye of the True Whig Party (TWP) was elected president. *Edward James Roye was deposed on 26 October 1871. From 26 October 1871 to 4 November 1871, a Chief Executive Committee led by Charles Benedict Dunbar, Amos Herring, and Reginald A. Sherman governed the nation. The remainder of Roye's Term [4 November 1871-1 January 1872] was completed by James S. Smith.
1871
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
Republican Party (RP)
Joseph Jenkins Roberts
unopposed
Joseph Jenkins Roberts of the Republican Party (RP) was elected president..
1873
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
Republican Party (RP)
Joseph Jenkins Roberts
unopposed
Joseph Jenkins Roberts of the Republican Party (RP) was elected president..
1875
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
Republican Party (RP)
James Spriggs Payne
unopposed
James Spriggs Payne of the Republican Party (RP) was elected president
1877
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Anthony William Gardiner
unopposed
Anthony William Gardiner of the True Whig Party (TWP) was elected president
1879
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Anthony William Gardiner
unopposed
Anthony William Gardiner of the True Whig Party (TWP) was re-elected
1881
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Anthony William Gardiner
unopposed
*Anthony William Gardiner resigned on 20 January 1883. Alfred Francis Russell completed his term
1883
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Hilary R.W. Johnson
unopposed
Hilary R.W. Johnson of the True Whig Party (TWP) was elected president
1885
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Hilary R.W. Johnson
unopposed
Hilary R.W. Johnson of the True Whig Party (TWP) was re-elected
1887
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Hilary R.W. Johnson
unopposed
Hilary R.W. Johnson of the True Whig Party (TWP) was re-elected
1889
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Hilary R.W. Johnson
unopposed
Hilary R.W. Johnson of the True Whig Party (TWP) was re-elected
1891
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Joseph J. Cheeseman
unopposed
Joseph J. Cheeseman of the True Whig Party (TWP) was elected president
1893
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Joseph J. Cheeseman
unopposed
Joseph J. Cheeseman of the True Whig Party (TWP) was re-elected.
1895
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Joseph J. Cheeseman
unopposed
Joseph J. Cheeseman of the True Whig Party (TWP) was re-elected. *Joseph J. Cheeseman died in office on 12 November 1996. William David Coleman completed his term.
1897
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
William David Coleman
unopposed
William David Coleman of the True Whig Party (TWP) was elected president
1899
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
William David Coleman
unopposed
William David Coleman of the True Whig Party (TWP) was re-elected.*William David Coleman resigned on 11 December 1900. Garretson W. Gibson completed his term
1899
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Garretson W. Gibson
unopposed
Garretson W. Gibson of the True Whig Party (TWP) was elected president
1903
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Arthur Barclay
unopposed
Arthur Barclay of the True Whig Party (TWP) was elected president
1905
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Arthur Barclay
unopposed
Arthur Barclay of the True Whig Party (TWP) was re-elected
1907
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Arthur Barclay
unopposed
Arthur Barclay of the True Whig Party (TWP) was re-elected
1911
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Daniel Edward Howard
unopposed
Daniel Edward Howard of the True Whig Party (TWP) was elected president
1915
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Daniel Edward Howard
unopposed
Daniel Edward Howard of the True Whig Party (TWP) was re-elected
1919
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Charles D.B. King
unopposed
Charles D.B. King of the True Whig Party (TWP) was elected president
1923
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Charles D.B. King
unopposed
Charles D.B. King of the True Whig Party (TWP) was re-elected
1927
Presidential Election
N/A
33,000 (approx.)Total Valid Votes
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Charles D.B. King (TWP) 72.7%
Thomas J. Faulkner (PP) 27.3%
Charles D.B. King of the True Whig Party (TWP) was re-elected. *Figures are approximate. Accurate Figures Not Available.
1931
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Edwin Barclay (TWP)
Thomas J. Faulkner (PP)
Edwin Barclay of the True Whig Party (TWP) defeated People's Party (PP) candidate Thomas J. Faulkner
1931
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Edwin Barclay (TWP)
Thomas J. Faulkner (PP)
Edwin Barclay of the True Whig Party (TWP) defeated People's Party (PP) candidate Thomas J. Faulkner.
Note: [Special legislation in 1935, confirmed by a referendum, extended Barclay's current term to eight years, bypassing the election scheduled for that year.]
1939
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
Edwin Barclay (TWP)
unopposed
Edwin Barclay of the True Whig Party (TWP) was re-elected unopposed
04 May 1943
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
William Tubman (TWP)
unopposed
William Tubman of the True Whig Party (TWP) was elected unopposed.
01 May 1951
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
William Tubman (TWP)
unopposed
William Tubman of the True Whig Party (TWP) was re-elected unopposed.
May 1955
Presidential Election
N/A
246,055
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
William Tubman (TWP)99.5%
Edwin Barclay (ITWP)* 0.5%
*Barclay also received the nomination of the Reformation Party (RP).
May 1959
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
William Tubman (TWP)
William O. Davies Bright
*William Tubman of the True Whig Party (TWP) defeated Independent candidate William O. Davies Bright
1963
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
William Tubman (TWP)
unopposed
*William Tubman of the True Whig Party (TWP) was re-elected unopposed
May 1967
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
William Tubman (TWP)
unopposed
*William Tubman of the True Whig Party (TWP) was re-elected unopposed
May 1971
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
William Tubman (TWP)
unopposed
*William Tubman of the True Whig Party (TWP) was re-elected unopposed
Note: *William Tubman died on 23 July 1971. Vice President William Tolbert served as provisional president until he was formally inaugurated on 03 January 1972. .
07 October 1975
Presidential Election
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
True Whig Party (TWP)
William Tolbert (TWP)
unopposed
*William Tolbert of the True Whig Party (TWP) was re-elected unopposed.
03 July 1984
Note: Constitutional Referendum
N/A
No Figures Available
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
*Voters endorsed the new constitution
Note: Referendum Results
"Yes" Votes 90%
"No" Votes 10%










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