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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.