Gambia: Elections

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 20th January 2017.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union, Chair, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on recognising any appointment made by President Jammeh of the Gambia of a new ambassador to the UK in the event that he does not accept the outcome of the recent presidential election in that country.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The Gambian Presidential elections of 1 December were an orderly exercise in democracy and have been recognised by the international community as free and fair. President-elect Barrow must therefore be allowed to assume authority, without fear of violence or disruption. We look forward to working with the President-elect's new Government and his appointed officials.

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