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Vol 47 No 16

Published 4th August 2006


Gambia

Democratic deficits

After spending US$22 million on the African Union (AU) summit last month, President Yahya Jammeh has called a snap election on 22 September. With only six weeks to register voters, the two main opposition groups - Halifa Sallah's National Alliance for Democracy and Development and Ousianou Darboe's United Democratic Party/National Reconciliation Party - will be hard pressed to organise their campaigns in time.

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