Gambia holds presidential election

Nov. 24, 2011, midnight

Voters in Gambia on Thursday voted in a presidential election expected to give Yahya JAMMEH his fourth term in office. JAMMEH has won three elections since a coup brought him to power in 1994. Elections in Gambia don’t use traditional ballot paper, but require voters to drop a clear glass ball into one of three different colored drums. Each drum represents a different candidate. Some 800,000 Gambians have registered to vote in the poll. JAMMEH is facing opposition figures Ousainou DARBOE and Hamat BAH.

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