Senegal: Senegal: the anti-system candidate close to victory, the power camp contests

Hibapress / Agencies

Anti-system opponent Bassirou Diomaye Faye appears to be getting closer on Monday in Senegal to a victory in the presidential election which would amount to a political earthquake, but the power camp has assured that there will be a second round.

Uncertainty persists over the outcome of an election which was to decide between continuity and a perhaps radical change after three years of agitation and political crisis.

Official results are not expected to be known until later this week. An absolute majority of votes cast is required to win in the first round. Failing that, the first two compete in a second round, the date of which has not been set.

At least seven of the 17 candidates congratulated Mr. Faye given the counting trend. Anta Babacar Ngom, the only candidate, spoke on undeniable victory. If trends are confirmed, candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye will have received an enthusiastic plebiscite from the Senegalese peopleadded Thierno Alassane Sall.

The results published office by office in the media and on social networks give a clear advantage to the candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye ahead of that of power, Amadou Ba, very far ahead of the others.

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