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

Senegal: MPs are returning parliamentary school in chaos

 Senegal: MPs are returning parliamentary school in chaos © AFP - Carmen Abd Ali The Senegalese deputies participate in the inaugural session of the 14th legislature in Parliament, in Dakar, July 2022. A stormy parliamentary school year this Monday for Monday for Monday for Monday for Monday for Monday for Monday for Monday for Monday MPs elected on July 31. The presidential camp had barely won an absolute majority of 83 deputies, thanks to the rallying of Pope Diop.

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.

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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.

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