Senegal’s presidential race includes 20 candidates, with 2 main opposition leaders left out

Actualités politiques

The Senegalese Constitutional Council has approved the final list of 20 candidates for the presidential election scheduled for Feb. 25, but two opposition leaders, Ousmane Sonko and Karim Wade, son of former President Abdoulaye Wade, have been excluded. The final list includes Prime Minister Amadou Ba of the ruling party and his two predecessors. Sonko, who is popular among young voters, finished third in the 2019 election against incumbent president Macky Sall, who ruled out running for a third term after months of speculation. Sonko’s party was dissolved, and its leader was arrested on charges of ‘insurrection and conspiracy’ against the state. Another opposition leader Karim Wade was dropped on the grounds that his ‘candidacy is inadmissible’ due to dual French and Senegalese citizenship.

Source : Anadolu Agency

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