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Gambia, The

Republic of The Gambia

1,883,051 5

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

796,929 60.19%

Registered Voters (as of March 1, 2012)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
National Assembly Assembly
President President Head of State
President President Head of Government

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Yahya A. J. J JAMMEH
  • Head of Government: President Yahya A. J. J. JAMMEH
  • Assembly: Gambia, The has a unicameral National Assembly with 53 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly, 48 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 5 members are appointed by the president to serve 5-year terms.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 2001-10-18 404,343 509,301 79.39%
President 2006-09-22 392,685 670,336 58.58%
National Assembly 2007-01-25 261,947 628,160 41.7%
President 2011-11-24 657,904 796,929 82.55%
National Assembly 2012-03-29 308,489 796,929 38.71%

Voter Turnout