Liberia, 3. Mai 1949 : Unbegrenzte Wiederwahl des Präsidenten

Gebiet Liberia
┗━ Stellung unabhängiger Staat
Datum
Vorlage Unbegrenzte Wiederwahl des Präsidenten
┗━ Fragemuster Entscheidungsfrage
┗━ Abstimmungstyp Obligatorisches Referendum → durch Parlament → bindend → Stufe: Verfassung → Partialrevision (Einzelthema)
Ergebnis angenommen
┗━ Mehrheiten 66,7% der gültigen Stimmen
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Bemerkungen Präsident Tolbert wird 1943 für eine einmalige Amtszeit von 8 Jahren gewählt. Um seine Wiederwahl zu sichern, beschliesst das Parlament 1948 eine Verfassungsänderung, so dass weitere Amtszeiten 4 Jahre dauern. Dazu wird er Oberkommandierender der Luftwaffe. Tolbert wird in der Folge von 1955 bis 1971 alle vier Jahre wiedergewählt.

Obligatorisches Verfassungsreferendum nach Kap. V Art. 17 der Verfassung. Nötig ist eine 2/3-Mehrheit der Stimmenden.

Kap. III Art. 1:
"The Supreme Executive Power shall be vested in a President who shall be elected by the people and shall hold office for a term of eight years. No President may be elected for two consecutive terms of eight years, but should a majority of the ballots cast at a second or any other succeeding election by all of the electors voting thereat elect him, his second or any other succeeding term of office shall be for four years. He shall be Commander-in-chief of the Army, andNavy and Air Forces.
He shall in the recess of the Legislature, have power to call out the Militia or any portion thereof, into actual service in defence of the Republic. He shall have power to make treaties, provided the Senate concur therein, by a vote of two thirds of the Senators present. He shall nominate, and with the advice and consent of the Senate appoint and commission, all Ambassadors, and other public Ministers and Consuls, Secretaries of State, of War, of the Navy of National Defence, of the Treasury, Attorney General, all Judges of Courts, Sheriffs, Coroners, Marshals, Justices of the Peace, Clerks of Courts, Registers, Notaries Public, and all other officers of State civil and military, whose appointment may not be otherwise provided for by the Constitution, or by standing laws."

Kap. III Art. V Satz 1:
"All Ambassadors and other public Ministers, and Consuls, the Secretary of State, of War of National Defence, and of the Treasury, and of the Navy the Attorney General, and Postmaster General shall hold their offices during the pleasure of the President. Justices of the peace, sheriffs, coroners, marshals, clerks of courts, registers, and notaries public, shall hold their offices for the term of two years from the date of their respective commissions; but may be removed from office within that time by the President, at his pleasure: and all other officers whose terms of office may not be otherwise limited by law, shall hold their offices during the pleasure of the President."

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