Gambia president's party takes majority in new parliament

April 7, 2017 9:27 AM

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Gambia president's party takes majority in new parliament

BANJUL, Gambia – Gambia's electoral commission chair says the party of new President Adama Barrow has won a majority of seats in parliament.

Thursday's vote overcomes two decades of domination by the party of former leader Yahya Jammeh. It also assures that Barrow can move ahead with promised transitions toward greater freedoms.

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