Commonwealth Preliminary Statement On Presidential Election

The Commonwealth Expert Team dispatched to observer The Gambia’s presidential election held on November 24th, has issued a preliminary assessment on the election.

The statement according to Professor A. Bolaji Akinyemi, chairperson of the Commonwealth Expert Team, is their preliminary assessment of the presidential election, which reflects largely their observations on the pre-election environment, the polling day itself and the post- election phase.

Key findings…The Pre-Election Environment

…The results of this election show that the Government of The Gambia has the mandate of its people to embark on the necessary democratic reforms which will guarantee sustainable economic development. The Commonwealth stands ready to assist in such reforms.