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Senegal’s ruling party loses key cities in local elections

Senegal’s ruling party loses key cities in local elections

DIADIE BA THE ruling party of Senegalese President Macky Sall has conceded defeat in the capital Dakar and the southern city of Ziguinchor in local elections widely seen as a test of Sall's popularity. The West African country voted in municipal and regional elections on Sunday amid growing tensions over whether Sall will seek to extend his rule beyond the two-term limit in a nation long considered one of Africa's most stable democracies. The elections were seen as a bellwether for a legislative election in June and the battle for the presidency in 2024. "Our will to capture Dakar and…
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