The Gambia’s new president, Adama Barrow, has picked a female leader of the opposition coalition that helped bring new government to power, Fatoumata Tambajang, as vice president.
A coalition spokesman, Halifa Sallah, announced the development on Monday as regional troops continued security sweeps to prepare for Mr. Barrow’s return to the country.
He said the rest of Barrow’s cabinet would be revealed Tuesday.
Mr. Barrow remained in Senegal, where he traveled more than a week ago when it was uncertain whether ex-President Yahya Jammeh would step down after losing election.
After days of frantic mediation, and as a regional intervention force deployed to apply pressure, Jammeh finally agreed to leave, flying out late Saturday night.
Mediators said his destination was Equatorial Guinea, though that notoriously secretive country has yet to confirm Jammeh’s arrival.
Equatorial Guinea’s opposition has denounced the government’s decision to welcome Jammeh.