The Gambia Presidential Election, 24 November 2011

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The Report of the Commonwealth Expert Team for The Gambia Presidential Election, held on 24 November 2011. The Group was led by Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, former Foreign Affairs Minister of Nigeria, and was comprised of five experts in total.



Conclusions and Recommendations

The Gambia has a unique and effective voting system that is to be highly commended. In its report on the 2006 presidential elections, the Commonwealth Observer Group noted that ‘the quality of performance of the IEC has improved over the years.’ The CET affirms this conclusion and further commends the IEC for its role in ensuring equal airtime for all political parties at certain periods of the day on GRTS, and for regularly consulting with all parties through the Inter-Party Committee dialogue mechanism.


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