Gambian president's party falls short of majority in parliamentary vote

President Adama Barrow

Gambian President Adama Barrow’s ruling National People’s Party NPP suffered a major setback in the national assembly elections held on Saturday.

The Gambian leader’s party lost more than 10 constituencies in the assembly elections which he won during the presidential election.

Barrow’s ruling NPP secured 19 seats while the opposition United Democratic Party UDP won 15 seats.

WADR’s Banjul correspondent Sankulleh Janko has more.

Gambians voted for the election of 53 legislators for a five-year term, with incumbent President Adam Barrow picking five others [File: AP]

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