Gambia's UDP takes control of post-Jammeh parliament

Gambia's UDP takes control of post-Jammeh parliamentThe Gambia’s United Democratic Party (UDP) emerged from decades in opposition in the country’s parliament to take its first absolute majority on Friday, as support for former leader Yahya Jammeh’s party collapsed. Official results from Thursday’s election, announced by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), revealed the UDP won 31 of the 53 available elected seats in the country’s National Assembly, while Jammeh’s Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) shrank from 43 elected seats to five.

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