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Gambians cerebrate the victory of Adama Barrow over President Yahya Jammeh/ Photo credit: AP

Gambians in the city of Serekunda took to the streets shortly after the announcement of Adama Barrow as winner of the country’s presidential election.

Gambia’s electoral commission said Friday that opposition coalition candidate Barrow had taken 45.54 percent of the vote in a stunning victory over longtime President, Yahya Jammeh.

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Jubilant youths in Gambia /Photo credit: AP

Barrow won 263,515 votes, while Jammeh took 212,099 votes (36.66 percent) and third party candidate Mama Kendeh 102,969 votes (17.80 percent), the Independent Electoral Commission said.