Yahya Jammeh, right, lost the election to Adama Barrow, left

Yahya Jammeh, right, lost the election to Adama Barrow, left

Throughout his rule, Jammeh has relied on the support of his military; it was his security forces that bailed him out in late 2014 by defeating a coup attempt launched while he was abroad. The head of the Gambian army, General Ousman Badjie, gave his allegiance to President-elect Barrow after the election result was announced, but Jammeh may look to test that resolve if he pursues the path of rejecting the results.

*Newsweek.Illustrations PAV