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Senegal Fixes Presidential Election For March 24

Senegal Fixes Presidential Election For March 24
Senegal’s delayed Presidential elections have now been scheduled for March 24, 2024.

Gatekeepers News reports that Senegalese President Macky Sall announced this following weeks of political turmoil and unrest by the Senegalese people demanding an immediate vote.

The announcement came on Wednesday after a cabinet meeting held in response to a popular ruling by the country’s top court back in February.

The court ruled that the Outgoing President, Macky Sall’s plan to hold the vote after his term expires on April 2 was unconstitutional.

The announcement added to the day’s drama with President Macky Sall also dissolving the government and replacing Prime Minister Amadou Ba with Interior Minister Sidiki Kaba.

According to the presidency, this enables Mr Ba, the ruling coalition presidential candidate, to focus on his electoral campaign.

The Council of Ministers in response to the announcement by the president released a statement acknowledging the new date of the elections.

The new date was also welcomed by the opposition presidential candidate Anta Babacar who is among the 19 major candidates in the race pushing for the vote to be held as soon as possible.

“I think this is very good news. This is the reason why we were fighting for these past weeks and days, because we knew that it was actually possible to hold these elections before April 2,” she told Reuters.

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