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Gambia president's party takes majority of seats in parliament election

Gambia president's party takes majority of seats in parliament election

The former ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction party, which dominated parliament for more than two decades, has indicated that its ability to mobilize the people remains intact.

Gambian President Adama Barrow's United Democratic Party (UDP) has won Thursday's parliamentary election, taking 31 seats in the 53-member parliament, the electoral commission announced Friday. "We know that people will come out before closing time to cast their vote", said Fatoumata Jawara, a United Democratic Party candidate in Talinding.

Five seats are to be appointed by President Adama Barrow, totalling 58 spots in the small west African nation's parliament.

Many Gambians hope to secure a transition from decades of dictatorship to democracy on Thursday as they vote in parliamentary elections, the first since longtime leader Yahya Jammeh flew into exile in January.

Voters slowly headed to the polls Thursday April.

Bojang said he believed the number of parties participating " goes to show how democratic this year will be".

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"The support we are getting from the electorate during the campaign is a clear indication that we are going to win", he told AFP news agency. Martin said it will also be vital that the new government not turn their back on the APRC and Jammeh's supporters, and work toward unity. Analysts said the results reveal the deep anger felt by Jammeh's critics at the actions of the past regime. "I will never vote for APRC again and the other is UDP, I am not comfortable with them", she added, calling the UDP "tribalist" troublemakers.

The African Union, the regional bloc ECOWAS and the European Union have all sent observers to monitor voters casting their ballots in The Gambia's unique system, where marbles are dropped into coloured metal barrels representing different candidates.

West African troops remain in The Gambia three months after Jammeh's departure, and will stay until Barrow is satisfied that security service reforms have removed rogue elements.

The results will be crucial for new President Adama Barrow, who will need his party to gain a majority in parliament in order to implement numerous policies he promised during his campaign.

Mr Jammeh sparked a political and constitutional crisis by refusing to leave office following his defeat in the December 2016 presidential election. "What I am seeing is openness of the democratic process".


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