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Published On: Thu, Mar 28th, 2024

National Vote Counting Commission Announces Diomaye As 5th President Of Senegal

The provisional official results of the highly anticipated Presidential Election held on Sunday was announced yesterday 27th March 2024 by the National Vote Counting Commission announced that Bassirou Diomaye Faye as the victor with 54.28% of the votes.

This announcement marked a significant moment in Senegal’s Political landscape. Following closely behind Diomaye is Amadou Ba who had 35.79% of the votes making him second place. Aliou Mamadou Dia had 2.8%, Khalifa Sall had 1.56% whilst Idrissa Seck had 0.9%. The voters turnout for this year’s elections has reached 61.3% which indicates a strong civic engagement among the  Senegalese population.

Bassirou Diomaye Faye, a 44 year old is set to become the youngest President in Senegal, which is considered a remarkable achievement considering that he has never held a national elective office before. With his victory acknowledged by his opponents, signifying a moment of unity and acceptance within the country/s political sphere.

Diomaye’s road to Presidency was not without a challenge as prior to the elections he had endured 11 months of incarceration alongside Ousmane Sonko before his release in March under the Amnesty law initiated by President Mackey Sall. Despite this setbacks Diomaye wasted no time as he embarked on his election campaign across the nation with a closing rally in his hometown region in Mbour.

The outcome of the election was met with jubilation by Diomaye’s supporters, who gathered in large numbers to celebrate Diomaye’s victory, as he received congratulation messages from his opponents, President  Macky Sall, alongside numerous other country leaders as the final confirmation and proclamation of he results lie with the Constitutional Council.

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