Gambian opposition rejects early presidential election results

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Opposition leader Ousainou Darboe of the United Democratic Party (UDP) has rejected the provisional results of Gambia’s presidential elections, which saw incumbent president Adama Barrow take the majority of votes. Flanked by independent candidate Essa Mbye Faal and leader of Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC), Mama Kandeh, Darboe read a joint statement on Sunday rejecting the electoral commission’s results announcement and urged Gambians to remain calm while investigations continue. According to the electoral commission (IEC), Barrow has taken the lead in six of seven districts, winning 315,547…

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