Happening now in Senegal. The people took to the streets because their current president wanted a third term by force.
In an increasingly tense political climate, the opposition has repeatedly alleged that President Sall intends to override the constitution to do so.
Senegal’s constitution was revised in 2016 to shorten presidential terms to five years from seven. It states that “no one can serve more than two consecutive terms”.
But, in an interview with French magazine L’Express posted online Monday, Sall argued that when the Constitutional Council was consulted before the revision, it considered his first term to be outside the scope of the reform.
President Macky Sall according to his biography was born on December 11, 1961, in Fatick, Senegal.
He was a member of a town in Senegal in which he served as mayor from 2009 to 2012.
He held the position of Prime Minister for three years from 2004 to 2007. And also acted as President of the Senegalese National Assembly from 2007 to 2008.
He became the President of Senegal in 2012. The next presidential election in Senegal is scheduled for Feb. 25, 2024
See video of the protest below.
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