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US News Senegal: voting day for municipal and departmental elections

17:20  23 january  2022
17:20  23 january  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

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A l’ouverture d’un bureau de vote, à Ouakam, Dakar, au Sénégal, ce 23 janvier 2022. © Charlotte IDRAC / RFI At the opening of a polling station in Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal, January 23, 2022.

in Senegal, some 6 Millions 600 000 voters are called to the polls, this Sunday, January 23, for municipal and departmental elections. The offices opened at 8:00, universal time, sometimes with delay due to installation. Beyond local issues, it is a majority test and the various opposition coalitions in the running, before the legislative, planned this year, and the presidential election of 2024.

with our corresponding in Dakar, Charlotte Idrac

He arrived the first to vote at the elementary school "Ouakam Camp". For Babacar Ndiaye, it is an important day: "I arrived here around 6 hours minus twenty. It's better, because with the tails it will take time ... now we know who vote for the town hall ... "

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This elector lists his priorities for future elected officials:" First, the living environment, the Sanitation, drinking water, among others ... The opening up of many corners and sanitary structures too, it is a lack.

The gendarmes monitor the process. After claighpling during the campaign, Boucar Ndior hopes especially that the elections will be appeased: "It is because I wish, it is that Senegal works well, in the agreement. As long as it happens in peace.

One of the stakes focuses on the vote of young people. This 19-year-old event participates for the first time in an election: "Today, I took my initiatives to be part of those who decide on the future of our municipality. Youth is the future and therefore it's more important to vote rather than waiting, to be able to say what we have on the heart.

The closing of the offices is scheduled at 18:00.

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