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Les opposants sénégalais Karim Wade et Khalifa Sall. © Montage: RFI / AFP Photo / Stringer (G) / CC-By-Sa Skolkovo (D) Senegalese opponents Karim Wade and Khalifa Sall .

towards a political reconfiguration, with the announcement of President Macky Sall who plans an amnesty "for people who have lost their right to vote". No names have been specified, but all eyes are turned to opponents Karim Wade-Fronts of the former president, in exile in Qatar-, and Khalifa Sall, former mayor of Dakar. Both were excluded from the political game after legal sentences, "conspiracies" according to them. A sign of opening or maneuver to divide the opposition?

With our correspondent in Dakar, Charlotte Idrac

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Radio silence of the two main interested parties, who did not speak publicly after the announcement of a possible amnesty. But the Senegalese Democratic Party of Karim Wade quickly rejected this possibility.

"We think the amnesty does not whiten people," says Nafissatou Diallo, communications officer of the PDS. The amnesty is collective amnesia that we are asked to do on facts. While we judge that Karim Wade is innocent. Karim Wade was judged unfairly by CREI, which is an illegal courtyard. "

Nafissatou Diallo even assures that if an amnesty law is presented to the Assembly, the PDS will not vote for," because it is a question of dignity ". "We can revise the trial, we can find ways and means to whiten it completely," says the PDS communication manager.

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Procedure of "decree" for some, welcome after the tight results of the legislative elections ... Purely political strategy for the others, before the presidential election of 2024, to put sticks in the wheels of Ousmane Sonko, which is an opponent n ° 1.

According to Thierno Bocoum, President of the Agir Movement, the Head of State "is in political calculations", "but he is the most indicated to restore justice for these two leaders after having deliberated their rights," he wrote , " better late than never ".

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