Gambian president, Barrow, re-elected | Dailytrust

Gambian president, Barrow, re-elected

Adama Barrow
Adama Barrow

The Gambian president, Adama Barrow, has been re-elected.

He was Sunday declared winner by the Gambian Electoral Commission having scored 457, 519 votes beating his closest rival, Ousainou Darboe, who polled 238, 253.

Barrow received around 53 percent of the votes cast on Saturday, far outstripping Darboe, who won about 28 percent.

But Barrow may face a legal battle as Darbow and two other opposition candidates, Mama Kandeh and Essa Mbye Faal, have rejected the results.

“We’re concerned that there had been an inordinate delay in the announcement of results,” their statement said. 

“A number of issues have been raised by our party agents and representatives at the polling stations.”

The election was seen as a test of Gambia’s democratic progress and its ability to leave the Jammeh era behind.

Banjul was calm on Sunday night, albeit with a heavy police presence, especially at the election commission headquarters, where water cannon had been set up

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