Second round runoff confirmed


Election officials have announced that incumbent president, Abdoulaye Wade received 34.82% of the vote in last Sunday’s presidential election. That is not enough to avoid a second round runoff which must be held by 25th March.

A much subdued Wade will face his former prime minister Macky Sall in the second round. Sall took 26.57% of the vote. In third and fourth place were also former prime ministers, Moustapha Niasse on 13.2% and Idrissa Seck on 7.86%.

Niasse has already said that his supporters should vote for the challenger to get Wade ousted. Sall will also need the support of the other candidates to ensure success. He has pledged that if elected he will makes changes to the constitution to restore the five year term limit with one second term permitted and that he will apply the reform to himself.

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