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Senegal’s presidential election results out – the harder they come

Senegal’s presidential election results out – the harder they come

The Constitutional Court of Senegal last night (February 29th) released  the much awaited Senegal’s Presidential  elections result and confirmed Le 2eme tour (second -round) scheduled for March 18th2012.  (Photo: L-r Macky Sall and President Aboulaye Wade ‘the harder they come’)

Two out of the 14 Presidential candidates so far, made it to the top and will go for the RUN –OFF. They are President Abdoulaye Wade and Macky Sall.

The results (front runners) states thus:-

Front Runner

Votes

Percent

Abdoulaye Wade 942.546 34.82%
Macky Sall 719.369 26.57%
Moustapha Niasse 357.347 13.20%
Ousmane T Dieng 305.980 11.30%
Idrissa Seck 212.848 7.86%

There has been no official comment, from President Wade nor any government official. Presidential candidate Macky Sall promised among other things, that if elected he will reduced prizes of essential commodities especially with regards food, will appoint Members of the opposition into State Institutions and will audit all State Institutions.

Senegal’s International musician Youssou Ndour, whose presidential candidacy was rejected, is reported to have voiced out his support for Macky Sall.

After the announcement of the Presidential results last night, the people of Senegal are reported to be still dressed in their ‘calm’ garments.   What is now discuss in secret as well as in the open are what parties will back either of the two Presidential candidates in the RUN –OFF.

As of now, the political tension in the West African State of Senegal, has died down and the people of Senegal are said to be at PEACE (in the opening) with MAN and (in the opening and in secret) with GOD.

By :- Ralph Ese’Donnu Sawyerr, Information Attaché, Embassy of The Republic of Sierra Leone, In Senegal and The Gambia

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