Current President of Gambia, Adama Barrow has secured a second tenure after he comfortably won 53.7 percent of the total votes.
The Big Picture.
Gambia was under dictatorship for about 22 years under the rule of Yahya Jammeh. He attained the position by organizing a well-planned coup in 1994. Although it gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1965, the opportunity to elect a president never came.
Gambia’s first free and fair democratic election was in 2016, by which the current president, Adama Barrow, came into power and the dictator, Yahya Jammeh, banished from the country. Adama Barrow then assumed power in 2017.
Following the end of his four-year tenure, Gambia held another election on the 4th of December 2021, and the next day, 5th, Adama Barrow was convincingly declared a second time winner of the general election.
The smooth running of a presidential election in Gambia is a huge booster to the Nation’s young democracy.