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Vol 55 No 2

Published 24th January 2014


An early test

Local elections will show whether Macky Sall’s party can stand on its own. He must deliver on his promises to improve water and power supplies

Scheduled for 29 June, the local elections will be the first popularity test for President Macky Sall’s government since his election in March 2012. The mayor’s job is the prize in several key constituencies: Dakar and its suburbs of Guédiawaye and neighbouring Pikine, which have the largest populations, along with the Casamance capital of Ziguinchor, the historic national capital, Saint-Louis, the opposition stronghold of Thiès and the strategic towns of Kaolack and Tambacounda.

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