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Election Delay

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World

Senegalese urged to turn out to oppose presidential election delay

  By Alice CHANCELLOR and Soule DIA Dakar, Feb 9, 2024 (AFP) - Senegalese were urged on Friday to turn out and show their opposition to a last-minute delay of presidential polls, in a test of the balance of power between President Macky Sall and opponents. On Monday parliament backed Sall's sudden decision to postpone the February 25 election by 10 months, sparking a fierce opposition backlash and international concern. […]

todayFebruary 9, 2024 3

Africa

Senegal postpones elections

There's an uneasy calm in Senegal after opposition protesters clashed with police outside the National Assembly after lawmakers passed a contentious bill to extend President Macky Sall's tenure and delay the elections after he called off a planned election with just three weeks to go. Nabil Ahmed Rufai reports from Accra.

todayFebruary 6, 2024 4

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