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Gambian presidential election, 2001

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Gambian presidential election, 2001

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
the Gambia

Presidential elections were held in the Gambia on 18 October 2001. The result was a victory for the incumbent Yahya Jammeh, who took just over 50% of the votes.

Pre-election violence resulted in the death of an unarmed opposition supporter who was shot by a police officer,[1] and several injuries.[2] The government also expelled a British diplomat who had attended an opposition rally.[3]


 Summary of the 18 October 2001 Gambian presidential election results
Candidates - Parties Votes %
Yahya Alphonse Jamus Jebulai Jammeh - Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction 52.8
Ousainou Darboe - United Democratic Party 32.6
Hamat Bah - National Reconciliation Party 7.8
Sheriff Mustapha Dibba - National Convention Party 3.8
People's Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism 3.0
Total (turnout 89.9 %)  
Source: Rulers


  1. ^ More election violence in Gambia BBC News, 17 October 2001
  2. ^ Violence mars Gambia campaign BBC News, 4 October 2001
  3. ^ Gambia kicks out British diplomat BBC News, 23 August 2001

Further reading

External links

  • Gambia election: Candidates' profiles BBC News, 17 October 2001
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