President of the Gambia

The president of the Republic of The Gambia is the head of state and head of government of the Gambia. The president leads the executive branch of the government of the Gambia and is the commander-in-chief of the Gambia Armed Forces. The post was created in 1970, when the Gambia became a republic and has been held by three people: Dawda Jawara, who ruled from 1970 until 1994, Yahya Jammeh, who seized power in a bloodless coup that year and Adama Barrow, who defeated Jammeh in elections held in December 2016.[2]

President of the
Republic of The Gambia
Presidential seal
Presidential Flag
Adama Barrow
since 19 January 2017
ResidenceState House, Banjul
Term length5 years, renewable
Inaugural holderDawda Jawara
Formation24 April 1970
DeputyVice-President of The Gambia
Salary65,000 USD annually[1]

List of presidents

See also


  • Guinness Book of Kings, Rulers & Statesmen, Clive Carpenter, Guinness Superlatives Ltd
  • African States and Rulers, John Stewart, McFarland
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