If a dictator falls, how can democratic standards become institutionalised? Are there any particularities for a democratization process in the African continent?
This High Level Lecture Series on European and World Politics will take the case of The Gambia as a point of departure to discuss these questions. In 2016 presidential elections, the Gambian people managed to end two decades of ruling by Yahya Jammeh – a self-styled autocratic vowing to rule the country for “a billion years”. The country has not only tried to establish the truth about this dictatorship but also to avoid a return to an autocratic regime. Five years after the regime change in The Gambia, the country will hold its first democratic elections post dictatorship in December 2021.
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This event is organized by the Brussels School of Governance (BSOG) in collaboration with EDGE.