Reuters logo
U.S. condemns Gambian President Jammeh's rejection of election results
December 10, 2016 / 1:28 AM / 9 months ago

U.S. condemns Gambian President Jammeh's rejection of election results

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh, who is also a presidential candidate for the Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC) attends a rally in Banjul, Gambia November 29, 2016. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

DAKAR (Reuters) - The United States on Friday condemned a statement from Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh rejecting the result of a Dec. 1 election that spelled the end of his 22-year rule.

Jammeh had initially accepted the result and called his opponent Adama Barrow to concede defeat on state television.

“This action is a reprehensible and unacceptable breach of faith with the people of The Gambia and an egregious attempt to undermine a credible election process and remain in power illegitimately,” said Mark Toner, deputy spokesman at the U.S. Department of State.

Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below