An alliance of opposition parties in Gambia hopes to succeed in ousting longtime President Yahya Jammeh in the upcoming elections. After mass arrests in April, opposition hopeful Adama Barrow emerged from obscurity to lead the coalition.
Gambian President Adama Barrow might have managed to succeed his rival, longtime leader Yahya Jammeh, but the West African nation remains divided along ethnic lines. Jammeh's supporters want him returned in dignity.
Gambian President Adama Barrow's party United Democratic Party (UDP) won an absolute majority in parliamentary elections, easily defeating the party of ousted leader Yahya Jammeh.
After a shock vote to remove President Yahya Jammeh from power in December, Gambians are now selecting new deputies in parliamentary elections as they press ahead with democratic renewal.
The Gambia's first legislative elections since the downfall of Yahya Jammeh are expected to inject democracy into a parliament which under authoritarian rule was derided as a rubberstamp assembly.
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