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Fri Dec 2, 2016, 12:43 PM

Gambia's Jammeh loses to Adama Barrow in shock election result

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Source: BBC

Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia's authoritarian president of 22 years, has suffered a surprise defeat in presidential elections.

He will be replaced by a property developer, Adama Barrow, who won more than 45% of the vote.

Mr Jammeh, who came to power in a coup in 1994, has not yet spoken since the results were announced.

Electoral commission chief Alieu Momar Njie Njie has appealed for calm as the country entered uncharted waters.

The West African state has not had a smooth transfer of power since independence from Britain in 1965.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-38183906



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Response to Bad Dog (Original post)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 01:05 PM

1. Great news

 

Let's hope Jammeh actually steps down without a fight.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 2, 2016, 01:07 PM

2. Exactly.

Gambia is a very popular tourist destination. Hopefully the loss of revenue will be too much if Jammeh decides to hang on.

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Fri Dec 2, 2016, 01:10 PM

3. Locking...

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