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Vol 47 No 20

Published 6th October 2006


Gambia

Jammeh tomorrow

The President's boast that he will hold power for the next 40 years no longer looks so idle

Opposition posturing and weak election monitoring handed President Alhaji Col. (Rtd.) Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh another easy win in the presidential election on 22 September. But it was far from the landslide that he claims. With just 59 per cent of the 640,000 registered voters bothering to turn out - the lowest figure since the post Independence elections in 1965 - the result said more about the weak and divided opposition than about Gambians' support for Jammeh's strong-arm rule.

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