Senegal president’s camp loses absolute majority in parliament


People stand in line outside a voting station in Ziguinchor, Senegal on July 31, 2022. President Macky Sall’s coalition lost its absolute majority in parliament but finished first by a narrow margin in parliamentary polls. – AFP pic, August 5, 2022.

SENEGALESE President Macky Sall’s coalition lost its absolute majority in parliament but finished first by a narrow margin in parliamentary polls, official results showed yesterday.

His coalition won 82 seats of the National Assembly’s 165, while the opposition alliance nabbed 80 in total in the election on Sunday, the national commission in charge of counting votes said. 


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