15 Senegal Candidates Decry Delay Setting New Poll Date.

15 Senegal Candidates Decry Delay Setting New Poll Date.

Fifteen candidates in Senegal’s delayed presidential election have accused President Macky Sall of “ill will” and said they will take action to ensure a new poll date is swiftly established.

The announcement came as the civil society collective Aar Sunu Election (Protect Our Election) said it had organised a new rally for Saturday.

The collective is calling for an election to be held before April 2, when Sall’s term officially runs out.

It says the vote — originally scheduled for February 25 — must be held by March 3 at the latest.

Sall’s last-minute delay to the February vote plunged the traditionally stable West African nation into its worst political crisis in decades and sparked unrest during which three people were killed.

The opposition denounced the move as a “constitutional coup”.

Last week, Senegal’s Constitutional Council overturned the vote delay and called on the president to organise the poll “as soon as possible”.



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