VITAL NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTION STATISTICS

Nomination of candidates for the April 6 National Assembly elections has passed off without incident and the campaign has already begun. The nomination has produced a record number of 239 candidates for 53 constituencies, or 4.5 candidates on the average contesting each constituency. Not a single seat is left uncontested unlike in the past when certain candidates are unopposed.

As far as gender is concerned a lot has to be done, only 16 out 239 candidates are female.

LIST OF POLITICAL PARTIES CONTESTING AND TOTAL CANDIDATES

  1. Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC)
  2. Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC)
  3. Gambia Moral Congress (GMC)
  4. National Convention Party (NCP)
  5. National Reconciliation Party (NRP)
  6. People’s Democratic Organisation, Independence and Socialism (PDOIS)
  7. Gambia Party for Democracy and Progress (GPDP)
  8. People’s Progressive Party (PPP)
  9. United Democratic Party (UDP)
  10. Independent

(239 candidates in all 53 constituencies will contest in The Gambia)

No. OF CANDIDATES PER REGION ALL TOGETHER

Banjul Administrative Area:             16 Candidates for 3 constituencies

Kanifing Administrative Aea:            37 Candidates for 7 constituencies

West Coast Region:                            54 Candidates for 12 constituencies

Kerewan Administrative Area           30 Candidates for 7 constituencies

Mansakonko Administrative Area:   15 Candidates for 6 constituencies

Jangjangbureh Administrative Area 58 Candidates for 11 constituencies

Basse Administrative Area:                 29 Candidates for 7 constituencies

 

No. OF INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY

40 Independent Candidates across the country

TOTAL NO. OF FEMALE CANDIDATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY IS 16