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Vol 60 No 1

Published 11th January 2019


Sall safe for second term

The President is a shoo-in for re-election, but then he will have to make good on his grandiose promises

President Macky Sall is unlikely to need a second round to secure re-election in February. He has the advantage of incumbency in a much-reduced field of candidates, following the publication of the Constitutional Council’s 3 January decision to accept just five: the incumbent; former president Abdoulaye Wade's son Karim Wade; the rising opposition firebrand Ousmane Sonko; Dakar’s jailed former mayor Khalifa Sall; and the virtually unknown Issa Sall, who leads the University of the Sahel.

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