ADAMA BARROW WINS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN GAMBIA

Banjul, – Gambian opposition candidate Adama Barrow Friday won this week’s presidential election, results released Friday show, defeating President Yahya Jammeh, who ruled Gambia since July 1994.

Barrow won 28 of 53 constituencies – or 263,515 votes – in Thursday’s polls, followed by Jammeh with 20 constituencies – or 212,009 votes – the electoral commission stated.

“What we see in this result is a change of government, and the incumbent will call the new president to congratulate and wish him well,” said the commission’s chair, Alieu Momar Njie.

Source: Qatar News Agency

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