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Lawyer Mai Fatty Forms Political Party

Jan 28, 2009, 4:50 AM

The Independent Electoral Commission yesterday announced the registration of a new political party, bringing to seven the total number of political parties in the country.

Gambia Moral Congress (GMC), led by Barrister Mai N.K Fatty has been registered as a bona fide political party in The Gambia, a news release from the Independent Electoral Commission said yesterday.

The move, which comes with barely two years to the next presidential election, has been described by political analysts as a very progressive development for the country's democracy.

According to the release, the colour of the party is red and the symbol is eight stars; seven stars representing the seven regions of The Gambia and a star representing the unity of the people.

The party's motto, the release added, is People Power for Human Rights and Economic Justice.