Gambian President Forms New Party In Possible Re-Election Bid

Katarina Hoije

(Bloomberg) -- Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has formed a new political party in a move that would allow him to seek a second term in 2021 after he earlier agreed to resign following a 3-year transition period.

Barrow registered himself as party leader of National Peoples Party, according to an emailed statement from the country’s electoral commissionNOTE: Barrow defeated ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh, who ruled for 22 years, in elections in December 2016NOTE: Gambia Plans to Charge Ex-President Jammeh for Theft, Corruption

--With assistance from Modou Joof.

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