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Date:04 Dec 2021
Gambia goes to the polls today

 President Adama Barrow faces five other candidates as he seeks re-election for another 5-year term. Political veteran Ousainou Darboe is considered as the main opposition candidate to Barrow's ambitions.

The candidates include incumbent president Adama Barrow from the National People’s Party (NPP), Ousainou Darboe from the United Democratic Party (UDP), Mama Kandeh from the Gambia Democratic Congress, and Halifa Sallah from the People’s Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS).

Others are Essa Mbaye Faal, an Independent, and Abdoulie Ebrima Jammeh of the National Unity Party (NUP).

Voting began at 08:00 GMT with people already in long queues outside polling stations. Polls are set to close at 17:00 GMT, and initial results in the one-round election could be announced as early as Sunday.

About 1 million people have registered and are expected to take part in today's polls across the country out of the 2.5 total gambia population.

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