Ahmed Talib Bensouda has been re-elected after defeating Bakary Badjie of National People’s Party in the May 20 mayoral election.

Bensouda, who is from the opposition United Democratic Party, has faced a stiff competition from the ruling NPP party. 

However he managed to see off the competition with a convincing win and gaining mandate for a second term. 

Announcing the results last night, Alieu Momar Njai, chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, said that Talib Ahmed Bensouda of United Democratic Party gets 56, 094 votes while Bakary Badjie gets 42, 432 votes. 

Pa Modou Mbowe, an independent candidate, also gets 5, 092 votes. 

The result is a huge victory for the opposition United Democratic Party who had a good election night. 

The party also had good results in Banjul and Mansakonko where their candidates won re-election.  

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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