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ECOWAS Expresses Concern Over Postponement of Senegalese Elections

The election was postponed due to controversies surrounding the eligibility of candidates.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has expressed concern over the postponement of elections in Senegal that was scheduled to take place on February 25. The election was postponed due to controversies surrounding the eligibility of candidates.

President Macky Sall, the country’s two-term president, who has reiterated that he won’t be running for another term indicated that the controversies could significantly impact the integrity of the ballot. He, however, did not set a new date.

In a communique dated Feb. 3, the ECOWAS Commission appealed to Senegalese authorities to “expedite processes in order to set a new date for the elections” while urging the “political class to prioritize dialogue and collaboration for transparent, inclusive and credible elections.”

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