Gambia (The): Heads of State: 1970-2021 - Archontology.org

The Gambia: Heads of State: 1970-2021

President of the Republic of The Gambia
24 Apr 1970 - 22 Jul 1994 Dawda Kairaba Jawara [1][2]
Chairman of the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council
22 Jul 1994 - 26 Jul 1994 Yahya Abdul-Azziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh [3]
Head of State and Chairman of the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council
26 Jul 1994 - 18 Oct 1996 Yahya Abdul-Azziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh (x) [4]
President of The Gambia
18 Oct 1996 - 21 Jan 2017 Yahya Abdul-Azziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh (x) [5]
19 Jan 2017 - Adama Barrow [6]

[1] Original name: Saihou Jawara; later: David Kwesi Jawara.
[2] Chairman of the National Revolutionary Council (in dissidence)
  30 Jul 1981 - 5 Aug 1981 Kukoi Samba Sanyang
[3] Original name: Yahya Alphonse Jemus Jebulai Jammeh.
[4] Retroactive to 22 Jul 1994.
[5] Refused to recognize the legitimacy of the election of his successor, Barrow, and left the national territory on 21 Jan 2017.
[6] Took oath of office in an embassy of The Gambia in Dakar, Senegal, on 19 Jan 2017. Returned to The Gambia on 26 Jan 2017 and took oath of office again in Bakau, near Banjul, on 18 Feb 2017.
Last updated on: 08 Feb 2021 14:26:45