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Sport: Senegal: The Victory of Barthélémy Dias Confirmed at the Dakar Town Hall

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In Senegal, the Census Commission of the Votes of the Department of Dakar published This Thursday, January 27 his provisional official results after the local elections of Sunday. They confirm the broad victory of the opposition candidate, Barthélémy Dias in the capital, who escapes the presidential party once again.

with our correspondent in Dakar, Charlotte Idrac

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The victory is without appeal. Barthélémy Dias collects 173,628 votes, against 81,015 for Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, Minister of Health. The Opposition Coalition Yewwi Askan Wi wins with 56% of the votes validly expressed, compared to 26% for the presidential coalition Benno Bokk Yaakaar.

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Barthélémy Dias will succeed Soham El Wardini, the outbound mayor, arriving at the Dakar Town Hall in 2018 after the conviction of Khalifa Sall, especially for "scam on the latest audits". Spread by the YEWWI Askan WI coalition during investituors, Soham El Wardini arose under the colors of the Citizen-Bunt Bit Party. She gets 4.4% of the votes. As for Doudou Wade, figure of the PDS engaged in the Wallu Senegal coalition, it collects a little less than 5% of the vote.

For this election that was held by direct universal suffrage (a novelty), the participation rate in Dakar is 46%. A "very satisfactory" rate according to Theodore Cherif Monteil of the Citizen-Bunt Union Bi, attend the publication of the results.

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