Liberian Senate election, 2014

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Senate elections were held in Liberia on 20 December 2014, with half the seats in the Senate up for election.

Background[edit]

The elections were originally scheduled to be held on 14 October 2014, as defined by the constitution.[1] However, they were postponed until 16 December due to the Ebola epidemic. Shortly before 16 December, they were postponed again until 20 December.[2]

Campaign[edit]

In early December President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf banned political rallies, claiming that they could cause the Ebola virus to spread.[3]

A total of 139 candidates ran for the 15 seats, including former footballer George Weah.[4] Fourteen parties nominated candidates, with 26 people standing as independents.[5]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Congress for Democratic Change 135,897 29.78 2
Liberty Party 52,351 11.47 2
Unity Party 47,123 10.33 4
National Patriotic Party 27,602 6.05 1
People's Unification Party 22,528 4.94 1
Alternative National Congress 18,917 4.15 1
Alliance for Peace and Democracy 18,410 4.03 0
National Democratic Coalition 5,726 1.25 1
Union of Liberian Democrats 4,092 0.90 0
Liberia Transformation Party 3,680 0.81 0
Grassroot Democratic Party of Liberia 3,154 0.69 0
Movement for Progressive Change 3,038 0.67 0
Liberia National Union 1,779 0.39 0
Victory for Change Party 1,266 0.28 0
Independent 110,707 24.26 3
Invalid/blank votes 23,666
Total 479,936 100 15
Registered voters/turnout 1,903,229 25.22
Source: NEC, NEC

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