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Gambia electoral commissioner flees country after threats
January 3, 2017 / 2:47 PM / 9 months ago

Gambia electoral commissioner flees country after threats

ACCRA, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Gambia’s electoral commission chairman has fled the country because he received threats after declaring President Yahya Jammeh the loser of a Dec. 1 election, a family member and a colleague said on Tuesday.

It was not known where Alieu Momar Njai might have gone.

President-elect Adama Barrow won the vote and Jammeh conceded defeat but on Dec. 9 he said he would not step down - a change of heart that drew international condemnation. (Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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