Dakar, Feb 28 (APS) – The re-election of Macky Sall, with 58.27% of the votes, reflects the renewed confidence of the Senegalese people, said Serigne Mbaye Thiam, representative of the candidate to the National Voting Commission.
& Quot; It should be said that in 2012 after the second round Macky Sall was elected with about 1 million 900 thousand votes. For this presidential election, he was elected and in the first round by more than 2 million 500 thousand voters. This reflects a renewed confidence of the Senegalese people towards President Macky Sall, "said Serigne Mbaye Thiam.
According to him, "the results are in accordance with the minutes of the departmental committees of votes census."
"The minutes were passed and validated by consensus, without challenging any candidate," Thiam said.
According to the results of the national counting committee, Macky Sall obtained 58.27% of the votes of the 4,383,870 valid votes cast for 4 426 344 voters out of a total of 6,683,043 registered, a rate of 66.23% of participation.
He is ahead of Idrissa Seck, credited with 20.50%. Ousmane Sonko came in third with 15.67%, El Hadj Sall said El Hadj Issa Sall and Madické Niang, respectively, got 4.07 and 1.48% of the votes.