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Gambia Presidential Election: Barrow Gets Second Term

Adama Barrow

Adama Barrow has been re-elected to serve as Gambia’s president until 2026.

The chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission declared him the winner of the presidential election after securing 457, 519 of the total votes cast in the Saturday election.

He defeated Ousainu Darboe, his political Godfather, former Foreign Minister and Vice President, the United Democratic Party (UDP) candidate and 4 others.

The other candidates Barrow defeated are Mama Kandeh, candidate of the Gambia Democratic Congress; Halifa Sallah, candidate of People’s Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS); Abdoulie Ebrima Jammeh, candidate of the National Unity Party (NUP); and former TRRC lead Counsel, Essa Mbaye Faal, independent candidate.

Darboe came 2nd with 238, 253; Kandeh is 3rd with 105, 902; Sallah came 4th with 32, 435; Faal secured 5th with 17, 206; and Jammeh came bottom with 8, 252 votes.

The Gambia registered 962, 157 voters and 859, 567 voted for the six candidates, leaving a remainder of 102, 590, majority of which did not vote, while a few were counted invalid votes.

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