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President of Senegal Macky Sall Wins Re-Election

President of Senegal Macky Sall has won the re-election with 58.27% of votes cast. More than 50% votes to a candidate imply that there would be no second round voting under the election
President of Senegal Macky Sall Wins Re-Election

system of Senegal.

About Senegal:

  • Senegal lies on the west coast of Africa.
  • Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest.
  • Senegal also borders the Gambia which occupies a narrow sliver of land along the banks of the Gambia River.
  • Senegal also shares a maritime border with Cape Verde.
  • Dakar is Senegal's economic and political capital.
  • Senegal was the colony of Portuguese and later the French.
  • Senegal gained independence from France in 1960.
  • Senegal is the Muslim majority country and it has successfully escaped the jihadist attacks which have destabilised neighbours such as Mali.
  • Senegal has witnessed two peaceful power transfers, in 2000 and 2012, and has never experienced a coup even though election campaigns are typically stained by charges of corruption, disinformation and bouts of violence.
  • Diplomatic relations between India and Senegal were established at the ambassadorial level with the establishment of a resident Indian mission in Dakar in 1962.
  • Senegal is often referred to as the biggest Indophile of West Africa since it is greatly influenced by a range of Indian cultural elements ranging from Hindi cinema to the concept of caste and outcaste.

Question:

Q. Who has been re-elected as the President of Senegal?
a. Becky Sall
b. Macky Sall
c. Rocky Sall
d. Jackie Sall
President of Senegal Macky Sall Wins Re-Election President of Senegal Macky Sall Wins Re-Election Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on March 04, 2019 Rating: 5

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