Gambia Carries Out First Parliament Election ln 22 Years

By Winifred Bulus

Gambia is conducting first legislative election in 22 years after being free from dictatorial rule.

228 contestants from nine parties are contesting for 53 parliament seats.

More than 880,000 cictizens are legible to vote and a number of people have come out to exercise their voting rights.

Opposition parties who had merged to form the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) party that produced the ocuntry’s new president, Adama Barrow have dispatched their members and each is contesting for the vacant seats in the parliament.

Amongst the contesting parties are also the United Democratic Party (UDP) which stood alone after the coalition of parties that won the presidential elections with the party’s candidate coming  third in the presidential running.

Information has it that there are additional 5 seats to be appointed by the president after the election. This totals the number of seats to 58.

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