Legislature

Chapter V: The Legislature

Article 29

The legislative power of the Republic shall be vested in the Legislature of Liberia which shall consist of two separate houses: A Senate and a House of Representatives, both of which must pass on all legislation. The enacting style shall be: “It is enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Liberia in Legislature assembled.

Article 30

Citizens of Liberia who meet the following qualifications are eligible to become members of the Legislature.
a. for the Senate, have attained the age of 30 years and for the House of Representatives, have attained the age of 25 years;
b. be domiciled in the country or constituency to be represented not less than one year prior to the time of the election and be a taxpayer.

The House of Representatives has 64 members, one from each electoral district in Liberia. Members of the House of Representatives serve in government for six years. The Senate has 30 members, a junior and a senior Senator from each county. All Senators serve for nine years (except in the case of the special elections in 2005 where senior Senators serve 9 years and junior Senators 6 years).

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