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Gambia Electoral Commissioner Flees Country Amid Threats

  • VOA Staff

Gambians wait to cast their vote at a polling station in Banjul, Gambia, Dec. 1, 2016.

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.

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