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Gambian President Adama Barrow officially launches his political party

Gambia’s President Adama Barrow launched his National People’s Party (NPP) on Saturday evening to support his candidacy for the presidential election scheduled for December 4.

In a televised broadcast of a meeting that saw a large crowd of delegates and supporters gathered at the Independence Stadium in Bakau, the 55-year-old politician said the NPP “is the party of all categories, based on the notion of true democratic and patriotic citizenship.”

Backed by a coalition of seven opposition parties, Adama Barrow won the December 2016 presidential election and ended the 22 year-long regime of President Yahya Jammeh who had been forced into exile under the pressure of a West African military intervention, after refusing to admit defeat.

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President Barrow has now been at the head of the smallest country on the African continent since January 2017.

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