Mr. Fay won the presidential election by 54.28%, according to preliminary official results

Mr. Fay won the presidential election by 54.28%, according to preliminary official results

In Senegal, the National Vote Count Committee announced, on Wednesday, March 27, the official provisional results of the presidential elections that took place on Sunday, March 24. Basiru Diomai Faye was elected in the first round with 54.28%. The final results will be delivered by the Constitutional Council.

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Behind President-elect Basseiro Diomaye Fay, in second place, Amadou Ba received 35.79%. The third candidate, Aliou Mamadou Dia, candidate of the Unity and Rally Party, received only 2.8% of the votes. Khalifa Sall received 1.56% and Idrissa Seck 0.9%. The participation rate in these elections reached 61.3%.

Basseru Dumai Faye, 44, who has never held national elective office before, will become the country's youngest president. Senegal. His opponents acknowledged his victory. His election was preceded by three years of tension and unrest in the country. Dozens have been killed and hundreds arrested since 2021.

Explicit election campaign

He was imprisoned for eleven months before the presidential elections, Passero Diomai Fay He was finally released on March 14, simultaneously with the release of Ousmane Sonko, thanks to an amnesty law passed by President Macky Sall. He and Mr. Sonko embarked on an outright election campaign across the country by caravan. This campaign ended with a final meeting on Friday, March 22, in Mbour, his home region.

On the same evening of March 24, residents came out in large numbers Celebrate your victory By Basiru Diomai Faye. Then the future president of Senegal received Congratulations From his opponents, from President Sall and finally from many countries.

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The publication of the provisional official results by the National Electoral Census Commission, part of the Senegalese judicial system, confirms the extent of this fact. But these results must still be confirmed and then announced by the Constitutional Council.

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