Vice-President of the Gambia

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Vice President of the
Republic of The Gambia
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Ousainou Darboe

since 29 June 2018
AppointerPresident of the Gambia
Term length5 years, renewable
Inaugural holderSheriff Mustapha Dibba
FormationApril 1970
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The Vice President of the Republic of The Gambia is the second highest political position in the Gambia.[1] The office was created in April 1970, with the passing of the republican Constitution of the Gambia following the republic referendum. The Vice-President is appointed by the President and acts as constitutional successor of the President in case of a vacancy.[2]

The post is currently held by Ousainou Darboe, since 29 June 2018.

List of Vice-Presidents of the Gambia (1970–present)[edit]

Portrait Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office
1 Sheriff Mustapha Dibba
No image.png 1970 1972 People's Progressive Party
2 Assan Musa Camara
No image.png 1972 1977 People's Progressive Party
3 Alieu Badara Njie
No image.png 1977 1981 People's Progressive Party
4 Assan Musa Camara
No image.png 1981 May 1982 People's Progressive Party
5 Bakary Bunja Darbo No image.png May 1982 1992 People's Progressive Party
6 Saihou Sabally No image.png 1992 22 July 1994
People's Progressive Party
Vacant (22 July 1994 – 20 March 1997)
7 Isatou Njie-Saidy
Vice President of Gambia visits HSV Swift. (8243542829) (cropped).jpg 20 March 1997 18 January 2017
Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction
Vacant (18 January 2017 – 22 February 2017)
Fatoumata Tambajang as acting VP (22 February 2017 – 8 September 2017)
8 Fatoumata Tambajang
Aid for Trade Global Review 2017 – Day 3 (35059631424).jpg 8 September 2017 29 June 2018 United Democratic Party
9 Ousainou Darboe
Ousainou Darboe 2018.jpg 29 June 2018 Incumbent United Democratic Party

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Office of Vice President Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Constitution of 1997" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2018-07-23.