The President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has lost the country’s presidential election to leading opposition candidate, Adama Barrow.
Mr. Barrow scored 263,515 votes to defeat Mr. Jammeh who scored 212,099 votes, the electoral commission chief said.
The Gambia’s minister of external affairs and the head of the police addressed the nation country and called for calm, the BBC reports.
Mr. Jammeh has ruled The Gambia for 22 years after taking power in a coup.
The controversial ruler of the small West African country is expected to concede defeat.