Elections in Senegal, the anti-system candidate Faye has the benefit | EUROtoday

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Vote counting is underway in Senegal on the finish of the primary spherical of the presidential elections. The first outcomes give the anti-system candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye the lead forward of the candidate supported by the federal government Amadou Ba.

Senegal to vote amid tensions over structure and fuel

Four candidates for the presidency of Senegal have already congratulated the anti-system candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye on his victory within the first spherical, in gentle of the outcomes that emerged in the course of the ongoing vote counting. “Congratulations to Mr. Bassirou Diomaye Faye for his indisputable victory,” wrote the one feminine candidate, Anta Babacar Ngom, on very sturdy ones which are rising.” Papa Djibril Fall and Mamadou Lamine Diallo did the same.

Coalition government: we will go to the second round

Senegal's ruling coalition backing presidential candidate Amadou Ba says it is confident there will be a second-round vote, even after some candidates congratulated opponent Bassirou Diomaye Faye on his first-round victory. “In gentle of the outcomes reported by our specialists – they are saying – we’re sure that, within the worst case situation, we are going to discover ourselves within the second spherical” the management of Amadou Ba's campaign declared in a statement, accusing Faye's camp of an attempt to ” manipulation” of the vote.