President of the Gambia
The President of the Republic of the Gambia is the head of state and head of government of the Gambia. The president leads the executive branch of the government of the Gambia and is the commander-in-chief of the Military of the Gambia. The post was created in 1970, when the Gambia became a republic and has been held by three people: Dawda Jawara, who ruled from 1970 until 1994, Yahya Jammeh, who seized power in a bloodless coup that year and Adama Barrow, who defeated Jammeh in elections held in December 2016.
|President of the|
Republic of The Gambia
|Residence||State House, Banjul|
|Term length||5 years, renewable|
|Inaugural holder||Dawda Jawara|
|Formation||24 April 1970|
|Deputy||Vice-President of The Gambia|
List of presidentsEdit
- Wiseman, John A. (2004) Africa South of the Sahara 2004 (33rd edition): The Gambia: Recent History, Europa Publications Ltd. p. 456.
- Guinness Book of Kings, Rulers & Statesmen, Clive Carpenter, Guinness Superlatives Ltd
- African States and Rulers, John Stewart, McFarland