Bassirou Diomaye Faye is elected President of Senegal

The Constitutional Council of Senegal, the westernmost country in Africa, has confirmed the victory of opposition candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye in the presidential election.

  1. The validation by the top court was based on provisional results announced earlier, which accounted for 100% of the polling stations.
  2. Faye secured over 54% of the votes in the delayed presidential poll held last Sunday, while the ruling coalition candidate, Amadou Ba, received over 35%.
  3. Faye is set to be inaugurated as the fifth president of Senegal on April 2, replacing the outgoing President Macky Sall.

Q: Who won the Senegal’s presidential election recently?

a) Macky Sall
b) Amadou Ba
c) Ousmane Sonko
d) Bassirou Diomaye Faye

Correct answer: d) Bassirou Diomaye Faye

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