Elections in the Gambia

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Elections in The Gambia gives information on election and election results in Gambia.

Gambia elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The National Assembly has 53 members, 48 members elected for a five-year term and 4 members appointed. Gambia is a one party dominant state with the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction in power. Opposition parties are allowed, but are widely considered to have no real chance of gaining power.

Latest elections[edit]

2007 Legislative Elections[edit]

On January 25, 2007 parliamentary elections were held, the results of which will go to constitute the legislature for the next five years. President Yahya Jammeh's Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) party secured 42 out of 48 seats.

e • d Summary of the 25 January 2007 National Assembly of the Gambia election results
Parties Votes % Seats +/-
Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) 157,392 59.7 42 –3
United Democratic Party (UDP) 57,545 21.8 4 +4 ¹
National Alliance for Democracy and Development (NADD) 29,773 11.3 1 –2 ²
Independents 18,751 7.1 1 +1
APRC (appointed by the president)     5 0
Total 263,461 100.0 53
The UDP boycotted the 2002 elections.

The NADD lost in comparison to the combined number of seats of the People's Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS) with two seats and the National Reconciliation Party (NRP) with one seat.

2006 Presidential election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 22 September 2006 presidential election results
Candidates Votes %
Yahya Jammeh (incumbent) Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) 264,404 67.33
Ousainou Darboe United Democratic Party (UDP) 104,808 26.69
Halifa Sallah National Alliance for Democracy and Development (NADD) 23,473 5.98
Total 392,685 100.0

Past elections[edit]

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