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Gambian Parliamentary election 2017 Results Live Voting

Gambian Parliamentary election Dates 2017

National Parliamentary election Date: 6 April 2017

Find Gambia Parliamentary election 2017 Results Live Voting. Parliamentary elections were held in the Gambia on 6 April 2017. They were first parliamentary elections since the inauguration of Adama Barrow as President and resulted in a landslide victory for the United Democratic Party, which won 31 of the 53 seats.

The National Assembly of the Gambia is the unicameral legislature of the Gambia. The authorisation for the National Assembly lies in Chapter VII of the Constitution of the Gambia. It is composed of 48 members directly elected through first past the post, and a further five members appointed by the President.

Gambian Parliamentary Results Live 2017

Results declared on 7th April 2017.

Party
Seats
United Democratic Party 31
Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction 5
Gambia Democratic Congress 5
National Reconciliation Party 5
People's Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism 4
People's Progressive Party 2
Independents 1
Invalid/blank votes
Total 53

 

Banjul Central      
Party Candidate Votes
APRC Abdoulie Saine  
Independent Ebou Jeng  
PPP Muhammed Ndow  
UDP Ebrima Pesseh Njie  
GDC Haddijatou Forbes  
Turnout      
 

 

Banjul South

Banjul South      
Party Candidate Votes %
APRC Baboucarr S. Nyang  
Independent Mbye Baboucarr Sarr
PPP Fatoumatta Njai  
UDP Mbye Baboucarr Manneh
GDC Aziz Pa Boy Frazer  
Turnout      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banjul North      
Party Candidate Votes %
PDOIS Ousman Sillah  
Independent Pa Ousman Cham  
Independent Samba Njie  
Independent Modou Sillah  
UDP Momodou Lamin B. Bah
GDC Momodou A. B. S. Mboob
Turnout      
Kanifing administrative region      
Bakau      
Party Candidate Votes %
APRC Kumba Barry  
GDC Seedy Gassama  
UDP Assan Touray  
Turnout      
Jeshwang      
Party Candidate Votes %
GDC Modou I. Cham  
Independent Mustapha Kah  
Independent Sherriff S. Sarr  
GPDP Lamin Saho  
PPP Mam Jeng  
UDP Alhagie Drammeh  
Turnout      

 

Serrekunda      
Party Candidate Votes %
APRC Seedy Bojang  
GDC Mbye Bittaye  
PDOIS Halifa Sallah  
Turnout      

 

 

Gambian Parliamentary Voting Live 2017
 
  1. Voting will start on 6th April 2017 from 7 am onwards.
  2. 238 candidates from nine political parties will vie for the 53 parliament seats up for election.
  3. Five seats are to be appointed by President Adama Barrow, totalling 58 spots in the small west African nation's parliament.
  4. This is first election after downfall of leader Yahya Jammeh who ruled for 22 years.
  5. The Gambian National Assembly has a total of 53 Members: 48 elected and five appointed by the President, for a five-year term.
  6. Amongst the candidates thirty belong to former President Yahya Jammeh’s Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) party.
  7. Jammeh led the Gambia for over 22 years until he left in exile in January following his defeat in the December 1, 2016 presidential election against opposition coalition candidate Adama Barrow.

Electoral system of Gambian

The Gambia is conducting its elections through a unique voting system that was introduced in the early 1960's to address the high levels of illiteracy in the country.

This system is based on the use of tokens (clear-glass marbles) to be cast in separate iron-made drums (which serve as a ballot box) for each individual party/candidate. Each party/candidate competing in an election has a drum painted with its own identifying colours and their party symbol/photograph.


Gambian Parliamentary Voting Live 2017
 

  1. Voting will start on 6th April 2017 from 7 am onwards.
  2. 238 candidates from nine political parties will vie for the 53 parliament seats up for election.
  3. Five seats are to be appointed by President Adama Barrow, totalling 58 spots in the small west African nation's parliament.
  4. This is first election after downfall of leader Yahya Jammeh who ruled for 22 years.
  5. Barrow, who won December's presidential race, was a former UDP treasurer 

 


 Candidates for Parliamentary election 2017

238 candidates from nine political parties will vie for the 53 parliament seats up for election.


Gambia Parties and leaders

Alliance for Patriotic Re-Orientation and Construction (APRC), United Democratic Party (UDP), National Reconciliation Party (NRP), People’s Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS), National Convention Party (NCP), People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Gambia Moral Congress (GMC), and Gambia Party for Democracy and Progress (GPDP).


Gambia Parliamentary Last Election Results

Parties

Votes

%

Seats

+/–

 

Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction

80,289

51.82

43

+1

 

National Reconciliation Party

14,606

9.43

1

 

Independents

60,055

38.76

4

+3

Invalid/blank votes

0

Total

154,950

100

48

0

Registered voters/turnout

796,929

38.71

Gambia Parliamentary election 2017

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