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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

5 parties to sign coalition agreement today

5 parties to sign coalition agreement today

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By Lamin Cham

After several weeks of consultations, five political parties have agreed to form a united platform to contest the presidential election on 4th December.

According to sources close to the talks, the process started in early September with a total of 11 opposition political parties consulted on the possibility of forming an alliance. 

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However, our source added, along the way, some parties either pulled out or did not show any further commitment to the process.

Our source confirmed that eventually, only 5 parties have reached an agreement to join forces in the elections and they are: Gambia For All, Citizens’ Alliance, All People’s Party, National Unity Party and Gambia Moral Congress.

The parties are expected to sign a formal agreement this morning, Wednesday. It is not so far clear who among the leaders of the five parties would be the flag bearer.

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