Senegal president’s camp claims re-election, opposition objects
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Senegal president’s camp claims re-election, opposition objects

Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne, a Sall ally, claimed at midnight that president had won 13 out of 14 regions with "at least 57 percent" of the vote. "The results allow us to say that we should congratulate President Macky Sall on his re-election," he said. Opposition candidates Ousmane Sonko and Idrissa Seck had said that a second round of voting was possible based on preliminary results. "At the current state of the vote count, no candidate, I say no candidate, including myself, can claim to have won the presidential election," Sonko said. Sall had been favored to win the election on the back of strong economic growth. The 57-year-old had pledged to introduce universal health care and expand education in the West African country. However, critics have accused Sall of sidelining political opponents. His strongest rivals, Khalifa Sall and Abdoulaye Wade, were banned from running in the presidential race after being accused of corruption. Both have dismissed the charges as politically motivated. Senegal has been considered the most stable democracy in the region since it became independent in 1960. Official results are due by Friday at the latest. If no candidate wins outright, a second round of voting is scheduled to take place on March 24.

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