Adama Barrow, the Leader of the National People’s Party, was on Sunday declared as the winner of the presidential election held on Saturday, by the chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of the Gambaia, Alieu Momar Njie.
Barrow amassed 457,519 votes, around 53 percent of the total votes cast. He beat his main challenger Ousainu Darboe of the United Democratic Party (UDP) who collected 238,253 of the votes cast.
Barrow was first voted Gambian president in 2016 while leading a coalition of seven political parties and some independent candidates, defeating his predecessor Yahya Jammeh. Jammeh has been living in Equatorial Guinea in exile.
Ahead of his re-election, Barrow campaigned on the promise to improve agriculture and infrastructural development in the country.