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2001 Gambian presidential election

Presidential elections were held in the Gambia on 18 October 2001. The result was a victory for the incumbent Yahya Jammeh, who took just over 50% of the vote.


Pre-election violence resulted in the death of an unarmed opposition supporter who was shot by a police officer,[1] and several injuries.[2] The government also expelled a British diplomat who had attended an opposition rally.[3]



  1. ^ More election violence in Gambia BBC News, 17 October 2001
  2. ^ Violence mars Gambia campaign BBC News, 4 October 2001
  3. ^ Gambia kicks out British diplomat BBC News, 23 August 2001

Further readingEdit

  • Saine, Abdoulaye (2003). "The presidential election in The Gambia, October 2001". Electoral Studies. 22 (2): 375–381. doi:10.1016/S0261-3794(02)00064-1.

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