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US News Senegal: Is President Macky Sall in the election campaign before the time?

06:15  13 june  2021
06:15  13 june  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Presidential elections were held in Senegal on 24 February 2019. Incumbent president Macky Sall of the Alliance for the Republic was re- elected for a second term with 58% of the vote in the first round.

Senegalese President Macky Sall is headed towards a second term in office, his prime minister has alleged. Mohammed Dionne said preliminary results suggested Mr Sall had secured about 57% of the vote in Sunday's elections , but an official result will take days. But rival candidates warned against As a result of the decision neither the Socialist Party nor the Senegalese Democratic Party, which have dominated the country's political landscape since independence, are fielding presidential candidates. Only five candidates were deemed eligible for Sunday's vote, compared to 12 in the last election .

Certains analystes estiment que les déplacements du président Macky Sall sont des tournées politiques en prévision des élections. (image d'illustration) © Eric Piermont / AFP Some analysts believe that the trips from President Macky Sall are political tours in anticipation of elections. (Image of illustration)

After a series of so-called "economic" tours that led it in the center of the country, President Macky Sall started since Saturday, June 12 a second tour this time in the regions of Saint -Louis and Matam in the North. A stay that will be embellished by the mobilization of these supporters who want to make forget the parenthesis of last March riots. Riots considered as a political message by some.

with our correspondent in Dakar, Birahim Toure

according to the planning of the Presidency Protocol Service, the Head of State Macky Sall will be a week during several localities in northern Senegal. Between inaugurations of hospitals, road and visiting construction sites and launches, the President of the Republic has a marathon program in the regions of Saint-Louis and Matam. A tour that comes two weeks after a first in the center of the country.

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Senegalese President Macky Sall has been officially re- elected to a second term in office after the country's constitutional council confirmed his win in the February 24 elections with 58% of the vote.

"A new Senegal with President Macky ," shouted pop star Youssou Ndour, who was barred from running in the presidential race and then threw his support behind Mr Sall . Earlier in the evening, as the local media were still tallying the vote, Mr Wade, made a personal phone call to Mr Sall and congratulated Pre- election street protests never reached the scale seen during Arab revolutions last year even if some young demonstrators liked talking about a " Senegalese spring". At times , protesters were outnumbered by journalists and riot police. A small group of rioters sang "Goodbye - See you

The opposition and some observers from the political scene have quickly ranked these tours of the Head of State in the category of political tours. An election campaign before the hour, according to Serigne Saliou Guèye, journalist and political analyst.

"The President is removing his troops towards the local elections, certainly also towards the legislative elections that will teach the same year, and especially also to try to create a third candidacy for 2024, whereas constitutionally, the president must be at the end of the mission in 2024. "

planned at the end of January 2022, the local elections in Senegal are announced as a popularity test after the last March riots which, for many, were the sum of frustrations due to socio- economic and political policies.

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