Gambian parliamentary election, 2002

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Parliamentary elections were held in the Gambia on 17 January 2002. They were boycotted by several opposition parties, including the United Democratic Party.[1] As a result, the ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction of President Yahya Jammeh ran unopposed in 33 of the 48 elected seats,[2] and won 12 of the 15 seats in which they had opposition.

In seats where there was a vote, turnout was 56.4%

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction 29,097 51.05 45 +12
National Reconciliation Party 11,914 20.90 1 –1
People's Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism 2 +1
Independents 15,987 28.05 0 –2
Appointed members 5 0
Invalid/blank votes 35
Total 57,033 100 53 +4
Registered voters/turnout 167,817
Source: Adam Carr, African Elections Database

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gambia poll landslide BBC News, 18 January 2002
  2. ^ Poor turnout for Gambia polls BBC News, 17 January 2002