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Gambian Presidential Election Results Live 2016
Barrow beat incumbent President Yahya Jammeh in the capital Banjul by nearly 50%.
Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh 'to concede defeat', electoral commission says
Final results tally released by Election Commission of Gambia.
Final Vote Count is #Gambia Adama Barrow- 263,515 votes Jammeh:212,099 Kandeh: 102,969
|Adama Barrow||263,515 votes|
|Yahya Jammeh||212,099 votes|
|Mama Kandeh||102,969 votes|
Turnout = 58%
- Adama Barrow won in Wuli East, Basse, Sandu, Illiasa, Talinding, BundungkaKunda, Wuli West, Brikama South, Busumbala, Brikama North, Kombo
- 14 more constituencies to go, 39 down, opposition coalition leading polls in Gambia. Incumbent Jammeh served for 22years
Opposition leader Adama Barrow scored a symbolic victory in the capital Banjul, highlighting the strong challenge posed to Jammeh, who is standing for a fifth term. Barrow took nearly 50 percent of the vote in Banjul's three constituencies, according to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). Jammeh had 43 percent while third party candidate Mama Kandeh took 7.6 percent. Masked security personnel deployed in Banjul to maintain calm.
- Thousands of Gambians are casting their votes in today’s presidential election.
- Some voters queued up before polling stations opened
- 886, 578 Gambians have been registered to vote in the election as opposed to 796, 929 in the last election while the number of polling stations have also increased from 1300 in 2011 to 1422 and votes will be counted on the spot as soon as the polls close at 1700 hrs.
- Mr Jammeh who is eyeing a fifth term was re-elected in 2011 with 72 per cent of the votes.
- He is beng challenged by Mamma Kandeh of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) and Adama Barrow of the opposition coalition.
- Jammeh is running for a fifth term in office with his ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC).
- The winner will serve a five-year term in the country of 1.9 million people, surrounded by Senegal and a small Atlantic coastline.
- Gambia has banned the internet and international phone calls as presidential elections are held in the West African state.
- Adama Barrow hopes to end the president's 22-year rule
- Popular private voice and messaging apps such as Whatsapp, Skype and Viber are unreachable without a Virtual Private Network (VPN), software many Gambians use to work around the problem.
- Gambian election results 2016 will be announced by the Gambia’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).
Presidential elections will be held in the Gambia on 1 December 2016. The President of the Gambia is elected in one round by plurality vote.
Population (as of May 20, 2015): 1,925,527
Registered Voters (as of March 1, 2012): 796,929
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