Adama Barrow has been sworn in for a second term as the President of Gambia, following a court ruling.
Barrow, running on a National People’s Party platform, won the December election with 53% of the vote, beating five other candidates. He first became President in 2016 when he won a surprise victory over Yahya Jammeh, who had governed the West African country for over twenty years.
The United Democratic Party, whose candidate, Ousainou Darboe, came second with 27% of the vote, challenged the result of the vote, saying there had been irregularities. However, on Monday this week, the Gambian Supreme Court dismissed the concerns and upheld Barrow’s election.
A parliamentary election will be held in April this year.