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Gambian Presidential Election – Jammeh Rejects Results 2016

  1. Mr Jammeh said he didnt know why over 300,000 registered voters did not vote in the election.
  2. Mr Jammeh said: that IEC has written that “Instead of adding the total number of votes polled by Adama Barrow in Basse administrative area, the IEC added the total number of ballots cast for Basse administrative area to Adama Barrow’s total number of votes thus swelling the number of votes Mr Barrow polled nationally. This error was repeated across for other contesting candidates. Having noticed this, the error is now corrected.

Gambian Presidential Election Results Live 2016

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh 'to concede defeat', electoral commission says

Final results tally released by Election Commission of Gambia

Candidate Party Votes %
Adama Barrow ICP  227,708 43.3%
Yahya Jammeh APRC  208,487  39.6%
Mama Kandeh GDC  89,768 17.1%

Turnout = 58%

  1. Adama Barrow won in Wuli East, Basse, Sandu, Illiasa, Talinding, BundungkaKunda, Wuli West, Brikama South, Busumbala, Brikama North, Kombo
  2. 14 more constituencies to go, 39 down, opposition coalition leading polls in Gambia. Incumbent Jammeh served for 22years

Opposition leader Adama Barrow scored a symbolic victory in the capital Banjul, highlighting the strong challenge posed to Jammeh, who is standing for a fifth term. Barrow took nearly 50 percent of the vote in Banjul's three constituencies, according to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). Jammeh had 43 percent while third party candidate Mama Kandeh took 7.6 percent. Masked security personnel deployed in Banjul to maintain calm.


  1. Thousands of Gambians are casting their votes in today’s presidential election.
  2. 886, 578 Gambians have been registered to vote in the election as opposed to 796, 929 in the last election while the number of polling stations have also increased from 1300 in 2011 to 1422 and votes will be counted on the spot as soon as the polls close at 1700 hrs.
  3. Mr Jammeh who is eyeing a fifth term was re-elected in 2011 with 72 per cent of the votes.
  4. He is beng challenged by Mamma Kandeh of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) and Adama Barrow of the opposition coalition.
  5. Jammeh is running for a fifth term in office with his ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC).
  6. The winner will serve a five-year term in the country of 1.9 million people, surrounded by Senegal and a small Atlantic coastline.
  7. Gambia has banned the internet and international phone calls as presidential elections are held in the West African state.
  8. Popular private voice and messaging apps such as Whatsapp, Skype and Viber are unreachable without a Virtual Private Network (VPN), software many Gambians use to work around the problem.
  9. Gambian election results 2016 will be announced by the Gambia’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).

Presidential elections will be held in the Gambia on 1 December 2016. The President of the Gambia is elected in one round by plurality vote.

Population (as of May 20, 2015): 1,925,527

Registered Voters (as of March 1, 2012): 796,929



Description of government structure of Gambia:

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

Description of electoral system of Gambia:

  1. The President of the Gambia is elected in one round by plurality vote.
  2. The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 5-year term.
  3. 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.

Source: wikipedia &electionguide.org 

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