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Adama Barrow wins presidential election, bringing to an end Jammeh’s 22-year rule that began with a coup.

Yahya Jammeh, Gambia’s long-time ruler,  has lost the presidential election to the opposition leader, according to the electoral commission.Adama Barrow’s victory in the tiny West African country brings an end to Jammeh’s 22-year rule.

Jammeh, who came to power in 1994 as a 29-year-old army officer following a military coup, had won four previous polls.

Adama garnered 263,515 while Jammeh won 212,099 votes, Alieu Momar Njie he, the electoral commission head, announced in the capital Banjul on Friday.

« Having received 263,515 votes of the total votes cast in the election, I hereby declare Adama Barrow duly elected to serve as president of the Republic of Gambia, »  Njie he said.