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Senegal elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a seven-year term by the people (between 2001 and 2008, it was a five-year term; this was changed back to the pre-2001 seven-year term in 2008,[1] though incumbent president Macky Sall has stated he wants to have it reverted to five-year terms[2]).

The National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) has 150 members, elected for a five-year term, in multi-seat constituencies. Senegal has a multi-party system.

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Latest electionsEdit

2012 Presidential electionEdit

e • d Summary of the 26 February and 25 March 2012 Senegalese presidential election results
Candidate Party 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Macky Sall Alliance for the Republic 719,367 26.58 1,909,244 65.80
Abdoulaye Wade Senegalese Democratic Party 942,327 34.81 992,556 34.20
Moustapha Niasse Alliance of the Forces of Progress/United to Boost Senegal 357,330 13.20  
Ousmane Tanor Dieng Socialist Party of Senegal 305,924 11.30
Idrissa Seck Rewmi 212,853 7.86
Cheikh Bamba Dièye Front for Socialism and Democracy/Benno Jubël 52,196 1.93
Ibrahima Fall Independent 48,972 1.81
Cheikh Tidiane Gadio Citizen Political Movement 26,655 0.98
Mor Dieng Party of Hope 11,402 0.42
Djibril Ngom Independent 10,207 0.38
Oumar Khassimou Dia Humanist Party Ñaxx Jariñu 6,469 0.24
Amsatou Sow Sidibé Convergence Movement of Actors for the Defence of Republican Values–Lennen 5,167 0.19
Doudou Ndoye Union for the Republic 4,566 0.17
Diouma Dieng Diakhaté Jogal Democratic Initiative Party 3,354 0.12
Valid votes 2,706,789 100.00 2,901,800 100.00
Invalid votes 28,346 1.04 14,093 0.48
Total votes (turnout: 51.6%/55.0%) 2,735,135 100.00 2,915,893 100.00
Source: African Elections Database

2017 Parliamentary electionEdit

Past electionsEdit

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