President Yahya Jammeh has won Gambia’s general election. Having already been in power for 17 years, he is now preparing to start a new 5-year term. But his 72% landslide victory is already being questioned by opponents.
Opposition leader Ousainou Darboe trailed far behind on roughly 15% while third-placed independent candidate Amath Bah was around the 7% mark. There are unconfirmed allegations, however, that voters were intimidated across the country.
The voting system itself was somewhat unusual. Voters had to drop marbles into large drums. The marbles hit a bell, preventing people from casting multiple votes. Reports from independent election observers are still awaited.