Opposition wins Gambia presidential poll

Barrow won 263,515 votes, while Jammeh took 212,099 votes (36.66 percent) and third party candidate Mama Kandeh 102,969 votes (17.80 percent), the Independent Electoral Commission said. Turnout was around 65 percent.

Opposition wins Gambia presidential poll

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Gambia's opposition candidate Adama Barrow took 45.54 percent of the vote in a stunning victory over the president of 22 years, Yahya Jammeh, the electoral commission said Friday.

"Peace, tolerance and tranquility. We are pleading to everyone to respect because you see from these results that we will have a change of government," the chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission Alieu Momar Njie told reporters.

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