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Republic of Liberia Constitution, Chapter IV (Citizenship), Article 27.
(a) All persons who on the coming into force of this Constitution were lawfully citizens of Liberia shall continue to be Liberian citizens.
(b) In order to preserve, foster and maintain the positive African culture, values and character of Liberia , only persons who are Negro or of Negro descent shall qualify by birth or by naturalization to be citizens of Liberia .
(c) The Legislature shall, adhering to the above standard, prescribe such other qualification criteria for and the procedures by which naturalization may be obtained.
- Proposed replacement for Republic of Liberia Constitution of 1847/Article V Sec. 13th, Amended 1907, which had been suspended in April 1980 after a military coup d’etat.
- Revised and enacted in Republic of Liberia Constitution of 1984/Chapter IV, Article 27.