President of the Gambia

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President of the
Republic of the Gambia
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Incumbent
Adama Barrow

since 19 January 2017
Residence State House, Banjul
Term length 5 years, renewable
Inaugural holder Dawda Jawara
Formation 24 April 1970
Deputy Vice-President of the Gambia
Website http://statehouse.gov.gm/
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
the Gambia
Constitution

The President of the Republic of the Gambia is the head of state and head of government of the Gambia. The president leads the executive branch of the Government of the Gambia and is the commander-in-chief of the Military of the Gambia. The post was created in 1970, when the Gambia became a republic and has been held by three people: Dawda Jawara, who ruled from 1970 until 1994, Yahya Jammeh, who seized power in a bloodless coup that year and Adama Barrow who defeated Jammeh in elections held in December 2016.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Wiseman, John A. (2004) Africa South of the Sahara 2004 (33rd edition): The Gambia: Recent History, Europa Publications Ltd. p. 456.
  • Guinness Book of Kings, Rulers & Statesmen, Clive Carpenter, Guinness Superlatives Ltd
  • African States and Rulers, John Stewart, McFarland

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