Arab Times

Gambians return to polls:

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Gambians went to the polls Saturday for the first direct mayoral elections since former strongman Yahya Jammeh went into exile in Equatorial Guinea in January 2017.

“Our prediction­s are that we are going to win all the seats. We will be disappoint­ed if we lose any” up for grabs in eight municipal councils, Foreign Minister and Secretary General of the ruling United Democratic Party, Ousainou Darboe, told AFP.

The UDP won an absolute majority in last month’s election for local councils in the tiny West African state which is bounded by Senegal, save for a tiny coastal strip. (AFP)

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