President Barrow's Party Wins Majority Of Seats In Parliament

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President Adama Barrow's United Democratic Party has won majority of seats in parliamentary elections. The country's Independent Electoral Commission says the UDP won 31 seats in the 53-seat National Assembly. The former ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction party was reduced to five seats. Various parties that together backed Barrow in the December election but ran separately on Thursday won remaining seats. The results mean Barrow can move ahead with promised reforms. Barrow, who beat Yahyah Jammeh in December elections, promised economic improvement, greater freedoms and a path toward reconciliation in the tiny West African country.