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Engel Statement on Elections in the Gambia

ENGEL STATEMENT ON ELECTIONS IN THE GAMBIA

WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding the elections in the Gambia:

“Today is a historic day in the Gambia, where hundreds of thousands of its citizens have propelled opposition candidate Adama Barrow to a decisive victory over President Yahya Jammeh.  Congratulations are in order for President-elect Barrow, as well as for President Jammeh, who has reportedly conceded and pledged to work with his successor.  I hope this peaceful, democratic process serves as a positive model for other countries across the continent.”