Constitution of Liberia 1986 | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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Date of publication: 
December 1986
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constituteproject:597
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The constitution was approved by 95% of voters in a national referendum.

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Coat of Arms Republic of Liberia

Settlement of freed slaves from the US in what is today Liberia began in 1822; by 1847, the Americo-Liberians were able to establish a republic. William TUBMAN, president from 1944-71, did much to promote foreign investment and to bridge the economic, social, and political gaps between the descendants of the original settlers and the inhabitants of the interior. In 1980, a military coup led by Samuel DOE ushered in a decade of authoritarian rule. In December 1989, Charles TAYLOR launched a rebellion against DOE's regime that led to a prolonged civil war in which DOE was killed.

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