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Senegal Postpones Presidential Election To December

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February 06, (THEWILL) – Senegal has again postponed its presidential election earlier scheduled for February 25 to December 15, 2024.

Despite public outrage against the postponement, about 105 lawmakers of the Senegalese parliament, on Monday, voted in support of the election delay, while only one was against the move.

President of Senegal, Macky Sall, had earlier postponed the election “indefinitely” over issues arising from the “candidates list”. The candidates list was validated and published by members of the Constitutional Council, which has two members currently facing “corruption” charges.

Sall’s term officially ends on April 2, but following the lawmakers’ vote on Monday, the President’s tenure has now been extended until after the election.

In the past week, Senegal has experienced political chaos after Sall announced an indefinite postponement of the election.

As part of a plan to quell protests and growing civil dissent, the Government, on Monday, turned off the internet.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had urged the government to “expedite the various processes in order to set a new date for the elections”.

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