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Bassirou Diomaye Faye, was sworn in yesterday as Senegal’s youngest president after sweeping to a first-round victory, 10 days after being released from prison

Diomaye Faye officially declared Winner of Senegal’s Presidential Election


March 28, 2024

Mr. Diomaye Faye has officially been declared winner of the presidential election in Senegal, following the conclusion of collation of votes, winning 54.28% of votes in the first round.

The 44 year old Faye, who has said he wants a “break” with the current political system, is set to become the youngest president in Senegal’s history.

Reports from the country’s vote counting commission, which falls under the judiciary, stated that Faye placed well ahead of the governing coalition’s candidate, former Prime Minister Amadou Ba, who had 35.79% of the votes.

The victory for Faye, who was only freed from prison 10 days before the election, still has to be validated by Senegal’s top constitutional body, which could happen in a few days.