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Senegal’s Constitutional Council cancels decree postponing presidential election

By Xinhua
On 16 February 2024 at 06:49

Senegal’s Constitutional Council announced on Thursday that it had canceled the decree postponing the presidential election, which was decided on Feb. 3 by President Macky Sall.

In a document received by Xinhua, the Constitutional Council asserted that the law adopted by parliament on Feb. 5, which delayed the election from Feb. 25 to Dec. 15, is "contrary to the constitution." Considering that "it is impossibile to organise the presidential election on the date initially planned," the Constitutional Council invited the authorities to hold it "as soon as possible."

The president on Feb. 3 announced the postponement of the presidential election originally scheduled for Feb. 25, in a message broadcast to the nation just a few hours before the start of the electoral campaign. Senegal’s parliament on Feb. 5 adopted a bill postponing the presidential election until Dec. 15 this year.


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