AU Congratulates Senegal’s President-elect


AU Congratulates Senegal’s President-elect


African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Mahamat has congratulated Bassirou  Faye on his victory at Senegal’s presidential election.

In a statement issued on Friday, Faki said he warmly congratulates Faye on the occasion of the official proclamation of his election in the first round as the next president of Senegal.

“The AU Commission chairperson wishes Faye every success in his heavy and noble task of deepening a peaceful, stable and tolerant democracy in the service of inclusive and shared prosperity,” the statement said.

The statement added that the AU welcomes the unanimous acceptance of the results of the presidential elections by the entire Senegalese political class.

Faki commended the “dignified and responsible” behaviour of all Senegalese political and social actors which he said attested  to the deep roots of democratic traditions in the West African country.

Faye, the candidate of the opposition coalition “Diomaye President,” won 54.28 per cent of the votes, according to results released Wednesday by the country’s National Vote Counting Commission.