Senegal: Macky Sall gets a 10-month bonus

Ouagadougou: The presidential election in Senegal initially scheduled for February 25 has been postponed to December 15, 2024, the National Assembly voted, thus extending the mandate of Macky Sall by 10 months. On February 3, 2024, Macky Sall announced a postponement of the presidential election to, he said, allow the National Assembly to investigate suspicions of corruption hanging over constitutional judges, after the failure of certain candidates including Karim Wade. For the outgoing head of state, it is important to resolve this referral, in order to organize free, inclusive, transparent elections and in a climate of peace. However, the day after his announcement, clashes began in the capital Dakar with citizens shouting dictatorship. Measures such as restricting the internet, the sale of fuel and the circulation of motorcycles were decided in Dakar to stem the protests. ECOWAS and the African Union had also urged the Senegalese authorities to organize the elections as soon as possible. Source: Bu rkina Information Agency

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