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Commonwealth Secretary-General welcomes election results

Dec 7, 2016, 11:15 AM

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has welcomed the election results in The Gambia.

She warmly commended the leadership and people of The Gambia for the profoundly significant and democratic transition they have initiated in the country.

The Secretary-General said, “On 1 December, Gambians demonstrated Commonwealth values of peace, tolerance and respect for diversity and differing views, as they exercised their democratic franchise, and clearly and confidently charted their own path for the country’s future. We congratulate The Gambia for the example it has set.”