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Sport: Local elections in Senegal: Fifteen days to convince

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Un bureau de vote à Dakar, le 29 juin 2014. © AFP Photo / Seyllou A polling station in Dakar, June 29, 2014.

who must be held on January 23rd. The poll, several times postponed and planned for January 23, is the first since the re-election of Macky Sall in 2019. The mandates of the mayors of the 557 communes and the departmental councilors, in place since 2014, will be put into play.

with our corresponding to Dakar, Charlotte IDRAC

The campaign opens on a net increase in COVID cases. Will she be disturbed by the fourth wave? No indication in this direction at this stage.

In fact, on the ground, the campaign had already started in recent weeks in many localities. Meetings, gatherings, door-to-door, candidates still have two weeks to convince. The mayors will be elected - and it's a novelty -, by universal suffrage.

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The main battle of Dakar

principal issue: The Dakar Town Hall, today controlled by the opposition. This is the capital battle. The majority relies on Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, Minister of Health. Opposite, no less than six candidates, including Barthélémy Dias for Yewwi Askan Wi, the coalition led by Khalifa Sall and Ousmane Sonko. As for the Wallu Senegal Coalition around the PDS, she chose Doudou Wade.

The suburbs of Dakar, large reservoir of voters, is a major issue for different coalitions. In Guédiawaye, which has nearly 400,000 inhabitants and five municipalities, the town hall is led by Aliou Sall, the little brother of the head of state, candidate for his re-election. Among the priorities of the electors: employment, mobility and good governance.

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suspected of corruption in the allocation of oil and gas contracts in 2019, Aliou Sall had finally been exhorted by the Senegalese justice late 2020.

Local elections, National test

Ousmane Sonko is on its candidate side at the Town Hall of Ziguinchor. The President of the Pastef Party has already made a great noise offering a local currency in Casamance. The game is also open to Saint-Louis, where the outgoing mayor - also the brother-in-law of the President - Mansour Faye, will face former Minister Mary Teuw Niane, from the same party.

These local elections will update the political force report in Senegal and will have national test value, for the majority as for the opposition. It will be a first step before the legislative elections announced for the month of June.

Will the results be determined to decide the debate on a possible candidacy of Macky Sall to a third term, as his cabinet director, Mahmoud Saleh sent him? "It has no link," said the head of state last month in his ITW to RFI and France 24 December 8, speaking of a "big clumsiness".

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