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Campaign starts today

Nov 16, 2016, 10:50 AM

The 14-day official campaign period approved by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) starts today, Wednesday.

From today up to 29 November, presidential candidates for the 1st December 2016 presidential election will be descending on different parts of The Gambia to canvass for votes.

During the two-weeks campaign, the candidate for the ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) party, Yahya Jammeh, is to hold rallies in 22 towns and villages.

Mamma Kandeh of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) is to hold meetings in 58 towns and villages, while the Adama Barrow, leader of the coalition, will visit 130 towns and villages.

The candidates would be traversing the country based on their approved campaign itineraries issued by the IEC.

During the two weeks, the Gambia Radio and Television Services, as a public broadcaster, will do a ten-minute political broadcast for each of the candidates, and 30-minute airing of their rallies.

The last day of November is resting day for all the candidates; then the following day, 1 December, will be D-day, the election.