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  • 30 Aug 2012
  • Commonwealth Observer Group
  • Pages: 46
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.
  • 01 Jan 2002
  • Commonwealth Observer Group
  • Pages: 48
These Election Reports are the observations, conclusions and recommendations of Commonwealth Observer Groups. The SecretaryGeneral constitutes these observer missions at the request of governments and with the agreement of all significant political...
At the invitation of the Independent Electoral Commission of The Gambia (IEC), the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Mr Kamalesh Sharma, constituted a Commonwealth Expert Team (CET)1 for the presidential election in The Gambia on 24 November 2011. The...
The Gambia achieved independence on 18 February 1965, as a constitutional monarchy within the Commonwealth, and subsequently became a republic on 24 April 1970, following a referendum. President Sir Dawda Jawara of the People’s Progressive Party...
The official campaign period was from 12 to 22 November. As previously noted, the IEC prepared a Code on Election Campaign Ethics Order for regulating the behaviour of political parties during the campaign in line with its mandate under Section 92(1)...
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...
The 1997 Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia (as amended in 2001) and the Elections Act (CAP 3:01 of 2009) provide the legal framework for all elections in the country.
The Gambia’s 2011 presidential election took place on 24 November 2011 following an eleven-day campaign period. For the purpose of voting, 1,302 polling stations were established across the country’s seven regions and 48 constituencies.
The Department of Education of the Republic of Gambia has developed a training programme for basic education with the aim of maximising the use of human resources to attain quality education. The programme articulates and harmonises all aspects of ...
On 10 July 2001 the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in The Gambia invited the Commonwealth Secretary-General to establish a Commonwealth Observer Group for the 2001 presidential election.
The territory that is now The Gambia came under British rule towards the end of the 19th century. The Gambia gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1965 under the leadership of Sir Dawda Jawara and his People's Progressive Party (PPP) and...
Our observation of the election afforded us the opportunity to contribute to the strengthening of democracy in The Gambia. The election is a credit to the people of The Gambia. The registered voters were eager to participate.
The Gambia follows an unusual voting method, using marbles – called ballot tokens – which are inserted by the voter into a hole in a spout attached to the ballot drum of their choice. The five ballot drums for this election were painted in the...
The Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia provides that every citizen of The Gambia who is 18 years or over and of sound mind may vote. The vote is by secret ballot. The Constitution provides for the setting up of an Independent Electoral...
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