Africa Politics & Current Affairs

Senegal: election results disputed

The presidential camp and the opposition each stood firm on Monday in claiming to have won Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Senegal, as the vote count continued.

These legislative elections, the last before the presidential election of 2024, are a test after the local elections of January, won by the opposition in major cities of this West African country known for its stability, such as Dakar, Ziguinchor (south) and Thies (west).

On Sunday night, Aminata Toure, made a public statement and had assured to have won 30 departments, out of 46 that Senegal has and constituencies abroad, while acknowledging the defeat in Dakar, the capital.

This statement was followed by a statement from the main opposition coalition, which also claimed victory, speaking of a “comfortable majority” for the Yewwi/Wallu intercoalition.

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