ElectionGudie

April 6, 2017 Held

379,320
Voted
Gambia, The

Republic of The Gambia

Election for Gambian National Assembly

Results

Cast Votes:379,320
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

United Democratic Party 31 - 138,752

37.00%

Gambia Democratic Congress 5 - 64,980

17.00%

Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction 5 - 60,331

16.00%

People's Democratic Organization for Independence and Socialism 3 - 30,607

8.00%

National Reconciliation Party 5 - 22,253

6.00%

People's Progressive Party 2 - 9,503

3.00%

More Info:

*Only parties who were awarded seats are listed. One independent won a seat.

The Gambia: National Assembly, 6 April 2017

At stake in this election:

  • 53 seats in the National Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State:  President Adama BARROW (19 January 2017)
  • Head of Government:  President Adama BARROW (19 January 2017)
  • Assembly:  The Gambia has a unicameral National Assembly with 53 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The National Assembly consists of 58 seats, 53 of which are directly elected to 5 year terms and 5 which are appointed by the President. 

Last Election:

  • The Alliance for Patriotic Re-Orientation and Construction won 43 of the 48 seats up for election in 2012. The remaining 5 seats were split among independent candidates and the National Reconciliation Party.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Alliance for Patriotic Re-Orientation and Construction (APRC)
    • Leader: Alh. Dr. Yahya A. J. J. JAMMEH
    • Seats won in last election: 43 
  • National Reconciliation Party (NRP)
    • Leader: Hamat BAH
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • United Democratic Party (UDP)
    • Leader: Ousainou A. N. M. DARBOE
    • Seats won in last election:  0
  • Gambia Party for Democracy and Progress (GPDP)
    • Leader: Sarja JARJOU
    • Seats won in last election:  0
  • Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC)
    • Leader: Mama KANDEH
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Gambia Moral Congress (GMC)
    • Leader: Barrister Mai N.K. FATTY
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • People's Democratic Organization for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS)
    • Leader: Mr. Sidia JATTA
    • Seats won in last election:  0
  • National Convention Party (NCP)
    • Leader: Badara SIDIBEH
    • Seats won in last election:  0
  • People's Progressive Party (PPP)
    • Leader: Alh. Yaya CEESAY
    • Seats won in last election:  0

*9 political parties are registered with the Independent Electoral Commission, however only 2 were awarded seats in the last National Assembly elections.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population:  2,009,648 (July 2016)
  • Registered Voters:  886,578 (2016)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population:  1,016,590 (2016)
  • Is the Gambia a signatory to CEDAW:  Yes (29 July 1980)
  • Has the Gambia ratified CEDAW:  Yes (16 April 1993)
  • Gender Quota:  No
  • Female candidates in this election:  Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians:  5
  • Human Development Index Position:  175 (2014)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization:  Very High (2014)

Disability Data:

  • Is the Gambia a signatory to CRPD:  No
  • Has the Gambia ratified CRPD:  Yes, accession (6 July 2015)
  • Population with a disability:  301,447[1]

 

[1] Calculated using the WHO estimate of 15%.