The form of government applied in Gambia is the presidential republic. As a result, the president is both head of government and head of state. In addition, the country promotes a multi-party system of rule. In Gambia, there are three arms of government: the judiciary, the executive, and the legislature. The leaders of the state are cabinet ministers, the president, vice president, and speaker among others.
The National Assembly of Gambia consists of 58 members. Out of these, 53 are elected by the people during elections. The president appoints the other five members of the assembly. Elections in Gambia take place every five years.
Gambia’s National Assembly is located in Banjul along Independence Drive. The assembly was built from 2010 and completed in 2014 when it was inaugurated. The official residence of the president is Gambia’s State House. It is located in Banjul, the capital city of Gambia.
The party in the Gambia that is most often in power is the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction. Other parties include the National Alliance for Democracy and Development, the Gambia Party for Democracy and Progress, and the National Convention Party.
This page was last modified on May 1st, 2018