Senegalese Presidential Election​ 2019 Voting Live

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Senegalese Presidential Election 2019 Results Voting Live

Senegalese Presidential Election Dates 2019

Senegalese Presidential Election Date: 24 Feb 2019 

Senegal elects on national level a head of state – the president – and a legislature. The president is elected for a seven-year term by the people (between 2001 and 2008, it was a five-year term; this was changed back to the pre-2001 seven-year term in 2008, though incumbent president Macky Sall has stated he wants to have it reverted to five-year terms.

Presidential elections will be held in Senegal on 24 February 2019. Ahead of the election, in January 2019, two opposition leaders Khalifa Sall and Karim Wade were barred from participating because of convictions for misuse of public funds. The country's Constitutional Court has preliminarily authorized five candidates, including incumbent president Macky Sall.

Senegalese Presidential Election Voting Live 2019

1. The Senegal Presidential election will be held on 24 Feb 2019.

2. Why Macky Sall’s strongest challengers won’t run for Senegal’s presidential elections.

3. Macky Sall, Senegal’s president, will probably win a second term.

4. 2019: Africa heads into an election year.

5. Opposition leaders Khalifa Sall and Karim Wade barred from Senegal's presidential race.

The electoral system of Senegal

The President of Senegal is elected using the two-round system; a candidate must receive over 50% of the vote to be elected in the first round. If no candidate crosses the threshold, a second round will be held with the top two candidates.

Senegal  Parties and leaders



Senegal past election results 

Candidate Party 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Macky Sall Alliance for the Republic 719,367 26.58 1,909,244 65.80
Abdoulaye Wade Senegalese Democratic Party 942,327 34.81 992,556 34.20
Moustapha Niasse Alliance of the Forces of Progress/United to Boost Senegal 357,330 13.20  
Ousmane Tanor Dieng Socialist Party of Senegal 305,924 11.30
Idrissa Seck Rewmi 212,853 7.86
Cheikh Bamba Dièye Front for Socialism and Democracy/Benno Jubël 52,196 1.93
Ibrahima Fall Independent 48,972 1.81
Cheikh Tidiane Gadio Citizen Political Movement 26,655 0.98
Mor Dieng Party of Hope 11,402 0.42
Djibril Ngom Independent 10,207 0.38
Oumar Khassimou Dia Humanist Party Ñaxx Jariñu 6,469 0.24
Amsatou Sow Sidibé Convergence Movement of Actors for the Defence of Republican Values–Lennen 5,167 0.19
Doudou Ndoye Union for the Republic 4,566 0.17
Diouma Dieng Diakhaté Jogal Democratic Initiative Party 3,354 0.12
Valid votes 2,706,789 100.00 2,901,800 100.00
Invalid votes 28,346 1.04 14,093 0.48
Total votes (turnout: 51.6%/55.0%) 2,735,135 100.00 2,915,893 100.00

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