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Liberia

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The Liberian Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Representatives

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Legislature
Chamber name
The Liberian Senate
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
9

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1889-01 to 1890-01
from 1955-01 to 1980-01
from 1986-01 to 1990-01
from 1991-01 to 1995-01
from 1999-01 to 2003-01
from 2004-01 to 2011-01

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the Senate
Speaker
Jewel Howard Taylor (President) (Female)
Year of birth
1963
Term
22.01.2018
Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President pro tempore of the Senate
Speaker
Albert Tugbe Chie (pro tempore) (Male)
Term
15.01.2018

Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Secretary
Secretary general
J. Nanborlor F. Singbeh Sr. (Male)

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
30
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
30
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Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
3
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
10% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
4,500
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
43,689 See historical data for this field.

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.