The Gambia Presidential Election, 24 November 2011

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The Gambia Presidential Election, 24 November 2011
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Series Title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 30 August 2012
Size: 297mm x 210mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-081-4
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.



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Letter of Transmittal

1. Introduction
Invitation
Activities of the Group

2. Political Background
Brief Historical Context
Development, Democracy and Human Rights
Political Parties and the formation of the United Front

3. Legal and Constitutional Framework for Elections
The Constitution
The Presidency
The Elections Act
The Independent Electoral Commission
Issues
Recommendations

4. The Pre-election Environment
The Campaign
Political Party and Elections Campaign Financing in The Gambia
The Role of Gender in the Pre-Election Environment
The Role of Young People in the Pre-Election Environment
The Media
Key Issues
Recommendations

5. Voting, Counting and Results
Recommendations

6. Conclusions and Recommendations
Recommendations

Annex 1. Commonwealth Press Release and Biographies of the Team
Annex 2. Interim Statement by Professor A Bolaji Akinyemi
Annex 3. Deployment Plan