Nov. 24, 2011 Held

Gambia, The

Republic of The Gambia

Election for Gambian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:657,904
Valid Votes:657,904
Invalid Votes:-1

Vote Share by Candidate:

Yahya A. J. J. JAMMEH470,550


Ousainou DARBOE114,177


Hamat BAH73,060

Election Results Modified: Oct 26, 2011

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Gambia, The

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.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Yahya A. J. J. JAMMEH
    • Party: Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC)
  • Ousainou DARBOE
    • Coalition: United Democratic Party (UDP)
  • Hamat BAH
    • Party: National Reconciliation Party

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,749,099 (2011)
  • Registered Voters: 796,929 (November 2011)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 882,994 (2011)

·         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: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 5 (following the 2007 elections)

·         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: 262,364 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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