Senegal’s ruling coalition loses parliamentary majority: election commission According to Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A woman casts her ballot during parliamentary elections, at a polling station in Pikine, on the outskirts of Dakar, Senegal, July 31, 2022 REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra


Benno Bokk Yakaar’s ruling coalition (BBY) of enegal lost its parliamentary majority in legislative elections on July 31, winning 82 of 165 seats, the election commission said on Thursday.

The results reflect growing animosity toward President Macky Sall, fueled in part by his refusal to rule out violating term limits when running for a third term in 2024.

The BBY lost 43 seats from the 125 it won in the last legislative poll.

The main opposition coalition Yewwi Askane Wi won 56 seats, while ally Wallu Senegal won 24 seats.

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