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Vol 42 No 20

Published 12th October 2001


Gambia

The re-election game

A fixed vote and foreign indifference will put Jammeh back in power

Almost no one expects a free vote on 18 October, when President Doctor Alhaji Yahya Jammeh (Colonel, Retired) is up for re-election (AC Vol 42 No 6). His supporters have stuffed the electoral register, threatened opposition supporters and used government vehicles, in a campaign costing several million dollars. The Secretariat of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) has its Conflict Resolution Mechanism in Abuja, Nigeria, on 'early warning' status.

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