Friday, December 2, 2016

PHOTO: An official copy of Gambia's Presidential Election Result

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, who vowed to rule the country for "a billion years", was handed a shock election defeat on Friday, 22 years after seizing power in a coup.

The electoral commission head declared Adama Barrow president-elect on state television, with 45.5 percent of the vote against Jammeh's 36.7 percent.

"Having received 263, 515 votes out of the total votes cast in the election, I hereby declare Adama Barrow newly elected to serve as president of the republic of the Gambia," Alieu Momarr Njai said.

He earlier told reporters in Banjul that Jammeh would concede, although he has yet to make a public statement.

The Electoral Commission on Friday declared Mr. Barrow President of The Gambia.

The incumbent, Mr Jammeh polled 212, 099 while Mamma Kandeh polled 102, 969.

Below is a copy of the declaration of election results by the Electoral Commission:

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