ThE THREE CONTESTANTS FOR GAMBIA'S PRESIDENCY: (L-R) Adama Barrow, Yahya Jammeh and Mama Kandeh. Barrow is reportedly leading the pack.

 

Results from over half of Gambia’s 53 constituencies have been declared, and the opposition leader Adama Barrow is slightly in the lead.

According to sources there are about a dozen more constituencies to be declared by the Independent Electoral Commission.

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Gambia went to the polls Thursday, with a shaky President Yahya Jammeh, leader for 22 years and seeking a fifth term, unsure of visctory.

According to the IEC Barrow took nearly 50 percent of the vote in Banjul’s three constituencies, while the 51-year old Jammeh had 43 percent and the third party candidate Mama Kandeh took 7.6 percent.

Meanwhile, unconfirmed sources indicate Jammeh is preparing to concede defeat.

As a young army officer, Jammeh took power in a 1994 military coup. He was ‘elected’ as President in 1996 and ‘re-elected’ in 2001, 2006, and 2011.