Gambian general election, 1987

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General elections were held in the Gambia on 11 March 1987. The election date had been announced on 1 January 1987 and nominations for presidential candidates closed on 9 February. A total of 113 candidates ran for the 36 elected seats. Both elections were won by the People's Progressive Party, whose leader Dawda Jawara remained president.

Presidential election[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Dawda Jawara People's Progressive Party 123,385 59.18
Sheriff Mustapha Dibba National Convention Party 57,343 27.51
Assan Musa Camara Gambian People's Party 27,751 13.31
Total 208,479 100
Registered voters/turnout 262,593 79.39
Source: Hughes & Perfect[1]

Parliamentary election[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
People's Progressive Party 119,248 56.35 31 +4
National Convention Party 55,251 26.11 4
Gambian People's Party 31,604 14.93 0 New
National Convention PartyUnited Party 3,210 1.52 1
People's Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism 2,069 0.98 0 New
Independents 233 0.11 0 0
Presidential appointees 8 0
Paramount chiefs' representatives 5 0
Attorney General (ex-officio) 1 0
Total 211,615 100 50 +1
Registered voters/turnout 262,593 80.59
Source: Hughes & Perfect[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arnold Hughes & David Perfect (2006) A political history of the Gambia, 1816–1994, University of Rochester Press, p338
  2. ^ Hughes & Perfect, p325