Senegal: presidential elections of 2019, Macky Sall has “his” sponsorship

Thursday, April 19, 2019 was the day announced as a decisive day for the Presidential elections of 2019. The draft law on sponsorship carried by the President of the Republic is adopted by a large majority of parliamentarians.

A succession of preliminary questions, scuffles to colour this plenary session and finally 120 voices expressed their agreement for the adoption of the draft law on sponsorship.

As a reminder, this system invites candidates to obtain 65 thousand signatures in 7 different regions with 2000 signatures for each of them. With the amendment proposed by Aymerou Gningue, the signatures can be seen down with 0.8% minimum and 1% maximum.

124 votes were in favor of the adoption of Moustapha Cissé Lo’s proposal for the adoption of the bill on sponsorship. The second vice-chair had asked that there be no debate and that the bill be passed directly.

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Referring to article 63, Moustapha Niasse became the police of the debates and in combination of the amendment received from Aymérou Gningue (maximum 1% and 0.8% for each candidate), gave the word to the latter.

Note that opponents such as Sonko, Madické Niang and Aïssata Tall Sall left the room.


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