New draft constitution captures presidential term limit

EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: The wish of the majority of Gambians have been granted when the 2017 established Constitutional Review Commission include presidential term limit in the country’s new draft constitution, which was published Friday morning.
Since independent up to the 2016 election that ended former president Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule of the small West African country, Gambia’s reviewed constitution that came into force in 1997 left the presidential term open.
Section 100 the draft constitution now dictates that “No person shall hold office as President for more than two terms of five years each, whether or not the terms are consecutive.
It also states that “Where the life of the National Assembly is extended for any period in accordance with section 138 (2), the term of office of the President shall be extended for the same period and where the term of office of the President is extended in accordance with subsection (3), the Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission shall appoint a new date for holding election for the office of President within the period specified in section 90 (2).

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