partial results show a probable urban tidal wave for Faye

partial results show a probable urban tidal wave for Faye

While the official publication of the results of the presidential election in Senegal is still awaited, partial results provide an incomplete first draft of the vote map. The victory of Bassirou Diomaye Faye in the first round seems to be confirmed, although there are disparities. However, figures are still missing, as for the most important departments in terms of number of voters, such as in the region of Dakar, Thiès or Mbour.

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With our special correspondent in Dakar, Charlotte Idrac

Overall, it is a tidal wave in favor of Bassirou Diomaye Faye. But the results of the departmental vote census commissions, still being compiled at the national level, show disparities.

The new elected president largely won in the urban departments of the suburbs of Dakar, such as Pikine and Guédiawaye. The latter are important reservoirs of voters, particularly young people.

No surprises in the Ziguinchor region, in Casamance. In this stronghold of Ousmane Sonko, Bassirou Diomaye Faye pulverizes his competitors. And this in the three departments of Ziguinchor, Bignona and Oussouye.

To the north, it takes it to Saint-Louis.

On the other hand, the candidate from Macky Sall’s camp Amadou Ba is in the lead in the departments of Matam and Podor, traditional strongholds of the ruling coalition.

In Fatick (center), stronghold of outgoing president Macky Sallthe government candidate is in the lead, but loses in the Mbacké department.

In the east, it resists in the department of Tambacounda, birthplace of Sidiki Kaba, who currently occupies the chair of Prime Minister, since the departure of Amadou Ba to lead his campaign. Finally, a particularity took place in the department of Kédougou: Amadou Ba and Bassirou Diomaye Faye are neck and neck there, with each around 10,000 votes.

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