Gambian parliamentary election, 2017

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Gambian parliamentary election, 2017
The Gambia
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Party Leader % Seats ±
UDP Ousainou Darboe 37.47 31 New
GDC Mama Kandeh 17.38 5 New
APRC Fabakary Jatta 15.91 5 -38
PDOIS Sidia Jatta 8.94 4 New
NRP Samba Jallow 6.26 5 +4
PPP Yaya Ceesay 2.51 2 New
Independent 9.56 1 -3
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Majority Leader before Majority Leader after election
Fabakary Jatta
Ousainou Darboe
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Parliamentary elections were held in the Gambia on 6 April 2017.[1] 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.

Electoral system

The 53 members of the National Assembly were elected from single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting.


The European Union (EU) sent a European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to the Gambia in preparation for the parliamentary election on 13 March, at the invitation of the Independent Electoral Commission. The mission was formally launched on 22 March 2017 and it is led by the Chief Observer, Miroslav Poche, who is a Czech Member of the European Parliament (MEP). Initially, the mission consisted of six international election experts based in Banjul, and 14 long-term observers (LTOs) deployed across the Gambia. Closer to election day, the mission will deploy short-term observers and also a delegation of seven MEPs. In total, the EU EOM will comprise some 50 observers from the EU member states, as well as from Canada, Norway and Switzerland.[2] On 3 April, the EU EOM deployed 14 short-term observers across the Gambia.[3]


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Party Votes % Seats +/–
United Democratic Party 142,146 37.47 31 New
Gambia Democratic Congress 65,938 17.38 5 New
Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction 60,331 15.91 5 –38
People's Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism 33,894 8.94 4 New
National Reconciliation Party 23,755 6.26 5 +4
People's Progressive Party 9,503 2.51 2 New
Gambia Moral Congress 4,458 1.18 0 New
National Convention Party 1,773 0.47 0 New
Gambia Party for Democracy and Progress 1,271 0.34 0 New
Independents 36,251 9.56 1 –3
Designated 5
Total 379,320 100 58 +5
Registered voters/turnout 886,578 42.78
Source: IEC

See also


  1. ^ Republic of The Gambia IFES
  2. ^ "Chief Observer Miroslav Poche presented the European Union Election Observation Mission to The Gambia 2017". European External Action Service. 22 March 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "EU deploys 14 election observers across the country". The Point. 4 April 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
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