Elections in the Gambia
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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.
2007 Legislative Elections
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.
|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|
|APRC (appointed by the president)||5||0|
|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
|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|
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