Politics: Senegal: Macky Sall's challenges before the presidential election of 2024

Sall appoints Amadou BA as the new Prime Minister of Senegal

 Sall appoints Amadou BA as the new Prime Minister of Senegal Contrary to all expectations, Senegalese President Macky Sall has appointed the country's Prime Minister in the areas of economy and foreign policy. © provided by News 360 The Prime Minister of Senegal, Amadou BA - Presidencia de Senegal Sall itself had abolished the office of Prime Minister in 2019. After his re -election to the top executive officer in the country, he has now decided to reintroduce it, as Senegalese press reports report.

Le président sénégalais Macky Sall à Paris, le 16 février 2022. © AP - Sarah Meyssonnier Senegalese President Macky Sall in Paris, February 16, 2022.

A new Prime Minister in the person of Amadou Ba, a new government … It is a new sequence that opens in Senegal, where the 38 ministers will have to face the economic and social challenges, against the backdrop of a global crisis. But the challenges are also very political for President Macky Sall, 17 months from the presidential election scheduled for February 2024.

with our correspondent in Dakar, Charlotte Idrac

not a word on her intentions for the next presidential election in his address at the Nation, Friday September 16: Macky Sall maintains the blur . Will there be a third candidacy for the Presidency of the Republic of Senegal? The debate will intensify, while the country is fractured electoral, as shown by the local elections of January, then the legislative elections of July. Majority and opposition are today at the shoulder in the assembly. The start of parliamentary school, which turned to Pugilat last Monday, set the tone.

Voter challenges, records requests swamp election offices

  Voter challenges, records requests swamp election offices Spurred by conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, activists around the country are using laws that allow people to challenge a voter’s right to cast a ballot to contest the registrations of thousands of voters at a time. In Iowa, Linn County Auditor Joel Miller had handled three voter challenges over the previous 15 years. He received 119 over just two days after Doug Frank, an Ohio educator who is touring the country spreading doubts about the 2020 election, swung through the state. In Nassau County in northern Florida, two residents challenged the registrations of nearly 2,000 voters just six days before last month’s primary.

With the appointment of Amadou Ba as Prime Minister , does a tenor of the presidential party, does the head of state prepare his succession? Or will he be rather a fuse? Senegal heads in any case towards a large transition, with the production of natural gas from the end of 2023, underlines a political scientist.

"Macky Sall hopes to be able to harvest the fruits", blows our interlocutor, who also wonders: "Even if it means imagining a scenario at the Vladimir Putin/Dmitri Medvedev ? ", In reference to the Russian president who had placed his head of government at the head of the state, between 2008 and 2012, before returning to it.

Far from the assumptions, President Macky Sall left him Dakar on Sunday, September 18. He took the direction of London, for the funeral of Elizabeth II , before going to New York, for the General Assembly of the United Nations.

UN meeting produces sense that a 'new epoch' is arriving .
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The war in Ukraine and its global fallout transfixed the meeting of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly this year. When it wasn’t out front, it lurked in the background of virtually every speech. There were near-unanimous calls for an end to the seven-month war, with rich and poor countries decrying the fallout from the conflict — widespread shortages and rising prices not only for food but for energy, inflation hitting the cost of living everywhere, and growing global inequality.

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