Gambian parliamentary election, 2002

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Parliamentary elections were held in the Gambia on 17 January 2002. They were boycotted by several opposition parties, including the United Democratic Party.[1] As a result, the ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction of President Yahya Jammeh ran unopposed in 33 of the 48 elected seats,[2] and won 12 of the 15 seats in which they had opposition.

In seats where there was a vote, turnout was 56.4%


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction29,09751.0545+12
National Reconciliation Party11,91420.901–1
People's Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism2+1
Appointed members50
Invalid/blank votes35
Registered voters/turnout167,817
Source: Adam Carr, African Elections Database


  1. Gambia poll landslide BBC News, 18 January 2002
  2. Poor turnout for Gambia polls BBC News, 17 January 2002

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