February 29, 2024
Senegal Parliament Postpones Presidential Election To December 15, Extends Sall’s Term
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Senegal Parliament Postpones Presidential Election To December 15, Extends Sall’s Term

The Senegalese parliament decided on Monday to approve postponing the country’s February 25 presidential election until December 15.

Senegalese President Macky Sall had already said that the election will be postponed “indefinitely” due to problems with the “candidates list”.

The list of candidates was approved and released by the constitutional council, of which two members are presently accused of “corruption.”

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Only one legislator voted against the election delay, while 105 supported it despite the opposing party’s harsh condemnation of the action.

Several opposition members were first taken out of the chamber during the voting process, allegedly in an attempt to ensure that the vote would pass.

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