The Gambia votes for a new National Assembly

Gambians have gone to the polls to vote for a new National Assembly in an election set to consolidate a young democracy.

Polls opened at 8am (08:00 GMT) and will close at 5pm (17:00 GMT) for the election of 53 legislators for a five-year term, with incumbent President Adam Barrow picking five others, including the parliament’s president. Results are expected on Sunday.

About 40 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) observers are deployed across seven administrative regions to monitor the electoral process in The Gambia, a tiny country almost entirely enveloped by Senegal.

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