The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh is about to concede defeat, BBC quotes the electoral commission chairman, Alieu Momar Njie, as saying.
Mr Jammeh, who has been in power for 22 years, faced estate agent Adama Barrow in Thursday’s election.
Njie said it was unprecedented for a Gambian head of state to accept defeat before the final results.
The West African country has not had a smooth transfer of power since independence in 1965.
There has been no official word from Mr Jammeh, who took power in a coup in 1994.
According to BBC’s reports, the 55-year-old leader has been trailing Mr Barrow in partial results and was defeated in the capital, Banjul, his stronghold.
A reporter with the UK’s Guardian newspaper in The Gambia, Ruth Maclean, tweeted that the President had recorded a concession video and that his concession speech is being prepared.