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Gambia's shock presidential victor hails new era

A man waves a Gambian flag while he celebrates the victory of Gambia's opposition candidate Adama Barrow during the Presidential Elections on December 2, 2016, in Serekunda, BanjulOpposition candidate Adama Barrow hailed a “new Gambia” after he pulled off a stunning presidential election victory, putting an end to the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh. Official results earlier showed Barrow, a businessman and political unknown until six months ago, comfortably winning Thursday’s poll with 45.54 percent, capping a remarkable rise to prominence. 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.

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