Sep 20, 2012, 10:49 AM
draft constitution recommends the need to change Independent Electoral
Commission to Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission (IBEC).
The Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) last week released its draft to enable Gambians to inject their inputs before it is finalised.
Meanwhile, on the election to the Office of the President, the draft constitution indicated that the president shall be elected by registered voters in a national election conducted in accordance with the constitution and an Act of the National Assembly regulating the election of President.
The qualifications for election as President, according to the draft, be a citizen of The Gambia; has, on the date of nomination for election of President, attained the age of thirty years, has been ordinarily resident in The Gambia for the three years immediately preceding the date of nomination for election of President.
The qualifications for presidency, according to the draft, the candidate also should be a registered voter and hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree plus five years’ work experience after the date of attaining that degree or holds a minimum of a senior secondary certificate or its equivalent plus twelve years’ work experience after the date of attaining that certificate.