Gambia Elections, 2021 – in pictures

Gambia Elections 2021 -a man emerges from the voting room, guarded by a policeman. Image © Jason Florio

Gambia Elections, 2021 – On December 4th Gambians headed to the polls for the 2021 Presidential Election. Unique to The Gambia, voting is done by dropping a marble into a barrel with a picture of the candidate on it. 

It was the first elections since 2016 when former president, Yahya Jammehafter 22 years of dictatorship, lost the vote.

#GambiaHasDecided

Gambia Elections 2021 - a woman's hand holding marble to vote with, a purple ink finger signifies that the person has voted. Image © Jason Florio
Gambia Elections, 2021 – at the polling stations, each person has their finger dipped in ink to show that they have voted, and given a marble with which to vote with. Image © Jason Florio

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Gambia Elections 2021 -Gambians line up to vote at the polling station. Image © Jason Florio
Gambia Elections, 2021 – Gambians line up to vote, Mama Koto polling station, Bakau. Image © Jason Florio

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Gambia Elections 2021 -Gambians line up to vote at the polling station. Image © Jason Florio
Gambia Elections, 2021 – Gambians entering the polling station, lining up ready to vote, Mama Koto polling station, Bakau. Image ©Jason Florio
Gambia Elections 2021 - people line up to vote at a polling station. Image © Jason Florio
Gambia Elections, 2021 – Gambians line up ready to vote, Kotu Quarry polling station, Kotu. Image ©Jason Florio
Gambia Elections 2021 -polling staff sealing the voting barrels, containing the voting marbles, as observers make notes. Image © Jason Florio
Gambia Elections, 2021 – Election officials sealing the barrels, containing the marbles, after voting closed at 5pm, Mama Koto polling station, Bakau. Image © Jason Florio
Gambia Elections 2021 - polling staff counting the marble votes, with a mosque in the background. Image © Jason Florio
Gambia Elections 2021 –  Election officials using a tray to count the marbles – while observers and party representatives check for irregularities, Mama Koto polling station, Bakau. Image © Jason Florio
Gambia Elections 2021 -voting barrels, containing voting marbles, counted and re-sealed and polling station. Image © Jason Florio
Gambia Elections, 2021 – Each candidates barrel, containing the voting marbles, lined up post-count. Image © Jason Florio
Gambia Elections 2021 - the end of the voting day, the curtain doorway to a voting room lays dormant. Image © Helen Jones-Florio
Gambia Elections, 2021: at 5pm the voting ceases. A polling room curtain door lays dormant, after a day of constant voting traffic. Image © Helen Jones-Florio @doors_helenjonesflorio

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GAMBIA ELECTIONS 2021: LAWYER DARBOE ADDRESS HIS SUPPORTERS AFTER HE DECLARED THE VOTING AS FRAUDULENT. IMAGE ©JASON FLORIO
Gambia Elections, 2021: Opposition leader, Oussainou Darboe, calls for
calm after declaring the Gambian presidential win by incumbent, Barrow, fraudulent. Image ©Jason Florio
Gambia Elections 2021 - still from video footage of UDP supporters on Pipeline, outside opposition leader, Oussainou Darboe's house ©Jason Florio, The Gambia
Gambia Elections 2021 – still from video footage of UDP supporters gathering on Pipeline/Kairaba Avenue, outside opposition leader, Oussainou Darboe’s house after he announced the election results as being fraudulent ©Jason Florio, The Gambia

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GAMBIA ELECTIONS 2021: A BILLBOARD DEPICTING OPPOSITION LEADER, OUSSAINOU DARBOE, PARTIALLY DESTROYED BY ANTI-UDP SUPPORTERS, GAMBIA. IMAGE ©HELEN JONES-FLORIO
Gambia Elections, 2021 – A billboard, depicting opposition leader, Oussainou Darboe, UDP party, partially destroyed during celebrations for the (pre-final election count) incumbent, Adama Barrow.
Image © Helen Jones-Florio

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