Elections in the Gambia
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Gambia elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The National Assembly has 53 members, 48 members elected for a five-year term and 4 members appointed. Gambia is a one party dominant state with the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction in power. Opposition parties are allowed, but are widely considered to have no real chance of gaining power.
Following the December 1st 2016 elections, the elections committee declared Adama Borrow winner of the elections. Incumbent president Yahya Jammeh accepted defeat on December 2.
2012 legislative Elections
|Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction||80,289||51.82||43||+1|
|National Reconciliation Party||14,606||9.43||1||–|
|Source: Independent Electoral Commission, IFES|
2011 presidential election
|Yahya Jammeh (incumbent)||Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC)||470,550||71.54|
|Ousainou Darboe||United Democratic Party (UDP)||114,177||17.36|
|Hamat Bah||United Front (coalition)||73,060||11.11|
|Total (turnout 83%)||657,787||100.00|