Elections in the Gambia

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the Gambia

Elections in The Gambia gives information on election and election results in Gambia.

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.[1]

Latest elections

2012 legislative Elections

 Summary of the 29 March 2012 Gambian parliamentary election results
Parties Votes % Seats +/–
Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction80,28951.8243+1
National Reconciliation Party14,6069.431
Invalid/blank votes0
Registered voters/turnout796,92938.71
Source: Independent Electoral Commission, IFES

2011 presidential election

 Summary of the 24 November 2011 presidential election results
Candidates Votes %
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

Past elections

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