Senegal presidential elections postpotned


Senegalese president Macky Sall

DAKAR – SENEGALESE President Macky Sall on Saturday announced the postponement of the presidential election originally scheduled for Feb. 25.

The announcement was made in a message broadcast to the nation just a few hours before the start of the electoral campaign at midnight Sunday.

The National Assembly adopted a bill on Saturday to request the six-month postponement of the Feb. 25 presidential election.

Twenty candidates were cleared by the Constitutional Council to compete in the polls. President Macky Sall has decided not to run for a third term.

– Xinhua News

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