Gambia holds peaceful Parliamentary elections post-Yahya Jammeh

On Thursday Gambians voted in the first parliamentary elections since longtime leader President Yahya Jammeh stepped down earlier this year.

According to Southern Africa Report editor, Crystal Orderson, elections were peaceful, but the turnout was not as high as expected.

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