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Participation in Public Life and Institutions

Gambia, English

(5) The State shall endeavour to ensure equal opportunity and full participation for women in the economic development of the country. (Sec. 215)

Participation in Public Life and Institutions

Gambia, English

(2) Women shall have the right to equal treatment with men, including equal opportunities in political, economic and social activities. (Sec. 28)

Participation in Public Life and Institutions

Gambia, English

Every citizen of The Gambia of full age and capacity shall have the right, without unreasonable restrictions-
(a) to take part in the conduct of public affairs, directly or through freely chosen representatives;
 …
(c) to have access, on general terms of equality, to public service in The Gambia.
… (Sec. 26)

Vice-President

Gambia, English

(1) There shall be a Vice-President of The Gambia who shall be the principal assistant of the President in the discharge of his or her executive functions and shall exercise such other functions as may be conferred on him or her by this Constitution or assigned to him or her by the President.
(2) A person shall be qualified to be appointed as Vice-
President if he or she has the qualifications required for the election of the President under section 62.
Provided that the Vice-President shall not be a member of the National Assembly.
(3) The Vice-President shall be appointed by the President.
… (Sec. 70)

Government

Gambia, English

(1) There shall be a Cabinet which shall consist of the President, the Vice-President and the Secretaries of State.
… (Sec. 73)

Political Rights and Association

Gambia, English

(1) Every person shall have the right to-

(e) freedom of association, which shall include freedom to form and join associations and unions, including political parties and trade unions;
… (Sec. 25)

Political Parties

Gambia, English

(1) No association, other than a political party registered under or pursuant to an Act of the National assembly, shall sponsor candidates public elections.
(2) No association shall be registered or remain registered as a political party if-
(a) it is formed or organised on an ethnic, sectional, religious or regional basis;
(b) its internal organisation does not conform with democratic principles; or
(c) its purpose if to subvert this constitution or the rule of law.
(3) An Act of the National Assembly shall make provisions for the better implementation of this section. (Sec. 60)

Electoral Bodies

Gambia, English

(1) there shall be an Independent Electoral Commission for The Gambia which shall be part of the public service.
… (Sec. 42)

Legislature

Gambia, English

There shall be a National Assembly of The Gambia. (Sec. 87)

Government

Gambia, English

(1) Unless an Act of the National Assembly otherwise provides, there shall not be more than fifteen Secretaries of State, including the Attorney General.
(2) A person shall not be qualified to be appointed or hold the office of a Secretary of State if, he or she is a member of the National Assembly or if he or she holds the citizenship or nationality of any country other than The Gambia. In addition, a person shall not be qualified to be appointed Attorney General unless he or she is a legal practitioner of at least five years standing at the Gambian bar.
(3) Secretaries of State shall be appointed by the President and shall, before assuming the functions of their office, take and subscribe to the prescribed oaths.
… (Sec. 71)