#Senegal : President Mackey Sall issued a decree setting a date for the installation of new representatives on September 12. A balanced legislature like Senegal has never known, with the distribution of seats not making life easier for the coalition that has been in power since 2012.
President Macky Sall, who stumbled twice during the last local and legislative elections, still thinks he has a card to serve out the remainder of his mandate, which ends in March 2024. If his camp remains silent on his intentions after this deadline, within the opposition, we think Mackie Sall is a politically finished man.
Indeed, even if the presidential movement takes away a majority from the National Assembly, the Constitution cannot be manipulated to grant a third term to the incumbent president. In reality, constitutional reforms in Senegal are only possible with two-thirds of the representatives in favor, i.e. 110 representatives, which is a challenge. Otherwise, considering the last votes, it is necessary to hold a constitutional referendum that Bennu Bok Yakar is certain to lose.