The governing Benno Bokk Yakaar party claims to have won 43 of the country's 45 electoral departments but the opposition accuses the government of engineering problems with the ballot to sway the outcome.
Senegal's Ruling Coalition Wins Large Parliamentary Majority
Deutsche Welle, 5 August 2017
According to the electoral commission in Senegal, the country's ruling coalition party will take 125 of 165 seats in parliament. This confirmed an expected landslide for supporters… Read more »
Ruling Coalition Claims Landslide Victory
Deutsche Welle, 1 August 2017
Senegal's ruling coalition party claims to have won 43 of the country's 45 electoral departments. But ex-president Abdoulaye Wade has accused the government of engineering problems… Read more »
Macky Sall speaking to supporters during the presidential campaign
Initial results are expected as President Macky Sall - eyeing a second term - seeks to bolster his parliamentary majority, while his 91-year-old predecessor Abdoulaye Wade tries to ... Read more »
Many see the vote as a sort of referendum on the current government of President Macky Sall and a preview of his potential challengers for the top job in 2019. Read more »
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