Macky Sall

Electoral scheming intensifies as Senegal’s President Sall hesitates to name successor

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Issue 490 - 06 Sep 2023 - By Waly Dione Faye | 6 minute read

After months of speculation that President Macky Sall would bid for a constitutionally-prohibited third term, his announcement in July that he wouldn’t run was greeted with relief. Yet continued political violence and a fear Sall may seek to install a proxy candidate underline wider governance concerns, not least over hydrocarbon revenues, writes Waly Dione Faye.

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