Gambian president Adama Barrow has won re-election, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) reported on Sunday, as opponents protested the win.

Barrow obtained 457,519 votes, while Ousainou Darboe, a lawyer and long-time opponent of former President Yahya Jammeh, came in second place with 238,253, followed by Mama Kandeh, a candidate backed by Jammeh, who obtained 105,902 votes in his favor.

Halifa Ababacarr Sallah obtained 32,435, while Essa Faal obtained 17,206 and Abdoulie Jammeh 8,252.

Earlier, the results were rejected by the opponents Darboe, Kandeh and Faal, who at a press conference expressed concern about the "inordinate delay" in the announcement and said that "all actions are on table."

However, they urged all Gambians to remain calm and peaceful.