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>> International leaders with meet in Abuja, Nigeria to discuss the post-election process in Gambia. I'm Ed McAllister reporting for Reuters from Dhaka. Essentially what we have in Gambia at the moment, is an old fashioned standoff, with the elections on December the 1st, that President Yahya Jammeh lost. Now, a week after conceding defeat in the election after his 22 year rule, he has now turned back and said he doesn't believe in the election results.
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He wants to contest them and has signed a petition and filed it with the Supreme Court in Gambia. On the other side, you have the winner of the election, President-Elect Adama Barrow, who was saying Jammeh conceded, he needs to step down now. It's a tense situation in Gambia on the streets.
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People are waiting to see what's gonna happen. Jammeh is supposed to officially step down on January the 18th. He's saying he's not gonna do that. People are concerned that this might spill over. They don't know what could happen, but what they do want is an end to this standoff, this situation that many don't see an end of in sight.
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Many worry that the post election crisis will be a threat to stability in the country. Yahya Jammeh has promised the international community that he will retain stability, he will retain calm. The army has said the same when I was in Banjul last week. The chief of the army said, we will keep stability at all costs.
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The question is, what will that cost be? Many of the people on the street want change. They've elected a new leader and they want Jammeh to go. The question is, can the streets remain calm as they are for now?