National Reconciliation Party

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National Reconciliation Party
LeaderHamat Bah
Founder1997
IdeologyReconciliation
Constitutionalism
Populism
National Assembly
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The National Reconciliation Party is a political party in The Gambia. It was founded in 1996, and is led by its founder, Hamat Bah.

History[edit]

The National Reconciliation Party was founded in 1996 by Hamat Bah as part of his intention to run for the presidency. He finished third in the 1996 presidential election. 2 NRP NAMs were elected in the 1997 parliamentary election. In the 2001 presidential election, Bah came third. The NRP was part of the Coalition 2016 for the 2016 presidential election, where Adama Barrow was declared the coalition's candidate and subsequently won.[1]

Notable members[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

National Assembly elections[edit]

Election Votes % Seats +/– Position Government
1997 6,639 2.16%
2 / 49
Increase 2 Increase 4th Opposition
2002 11,914 20.90%
1 / 53
Decrease 1 Increase 3rd Opposition
2007
0 / 53
Decrease 3 Decrease 4th Opposition
2012 14,606 9.43%
1 / 53
Increase 1 Increase 2nd Opposition
2017 23,755 6.26%
5 / 53
Increase 4 Decrease 4th PPP-UDP-NRP coalition

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gambian Opposition Parties Set to Select a Single Candidate for December polls at a Convention". GAINAKO. 30 October 2016.