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    Gambia, The Government - 2004
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    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of The Gambia
      conventional short form: The Gambia

      Government type:
      republic under multiparty democratic rule

      Capital:
      Banjul

      Administrative divisions:
      5 divisions and 1 city*; Banjul*, Central River, Lower River, North Bank, Upper River, Western

      Independence:
      18 February 1965 (from UK)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 18 February (1965)

      Constitution:
      24 April 1970; suspended July 1994; rewritten and approved by national referendum 8 August 1996; reestablished January 1997

      Legal system:
      based on a composite of English common law, Koranic law, and customary law; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Yahya A. J. J. JAMMEH (since 18 October 1996; note - from 1994 to 1996 he was Chairman of the Junta); Vice President Isatou Njie SAIDY (since 20 March 1997); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      head of government: President Yahya A. J. J. JAMMEH (since 18 October 1996; note - from 1994 to 1996 was he Chairman of the Junta); Vice President Isatou Njie SAIDY (since 20 March 1997); note - the president is both the chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; the number of terms is not restricted; election last held 18 October 2001 (next to be held NA October 2006)
      election results: Yahya A. J. J. JAMMEH reelected president; percent of vote - Yahya A. J. J. JAMMEH 52.9%, Ousainou DARBOE 32.7%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral National Assembly (53 seats; 48 elected by popular vote, five appointed by the president; members serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 17 January 2002 (next to be held NA January 2007)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - APRC 45, PDOIS 2, NRP 1,

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court

      Political parties and leaders:
      Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction or APRC [Yahya A. J. J. JAMMEH]; Gambian People's Party-Progressive People's Party-United Democratic Party or GPP-PPP-UDP Coalition [Ousainou DARBOE]; National Convention Party or NCP [Sheriff DIBBA]; National Reconciliation Party or NRP [Hamat N. K. BAH]; People's Democratic Organization for Independence and Socialism or PDOIS [Sidia JATTA]
      note: in August 2001, an independent electoral commission allowed the reregistration of the GPP, NCP, and PPP, three parties banned since 1996

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      ACP, AfDB, AU, C, ECOWAS, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ITU, NAM, OIC, OPCW, UN, UNAMSIL, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNMEE, UNMIL, UPU, WCL, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador (vacant); Charge d'Affaires Lena Manga Sagnia SECK
      chancery: Suite 905, 1156 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
      FAX: [1] (202) 785-1430
      telephone: [1] (202) 785-1379

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Jackson McDONALD
      embassy: Kairaba Avenue, Fajara, Banjul
      mailing address: P. M. B. No. 19, Banjul
      telephone: [220] 392856, 392858, 391971
      FAX: [220] 392475

      Flag description:
      three equal horizontal bands of red (top), blue with white edges, and green


      NOTE: The information regarding Gambia, The on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gambia, The Government 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gambia, The Government 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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