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2019 Senegalese presidential election

Presidential elections will be held in Senegal on 24 February 2019.[1] Ahead of the election, in January 2019, two opposition leaders Khalifa Sall and Karim Wade were barred from participating because of convictions for misuse of public funds.[2] The country's Constitutional Court has preliminarily authorised five candidates, including incumbent president Macky Sall.[2]

Electoral systemEdit

The President of Senegal is elected using the two-round system; a candidate must receive over 50% of the vote to be elected in the first round. If no candidate crosses the threshold, a second round will be held with the top two candidates.[3]



  1. ^ "Opposition leaders Khalifa Sall and Karim Wade barred from Senegal's presidential race". France 24. 2019-01-14. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  2. ^ a b AFP. "Senegal court bars 2 opposition leaders from presidential vote". Eyewitness News. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  3. ^ Elections in Senegal: The February 26 Presidential Election: Frequently Asked Questions IFES
  4. ^ "Senegal kicks off presidential election campaign". RFI English. Retrieved 4 February 2019.