The battle of figures is raging in Senegal, where both the power and the opposition are claiming victory in the legislative elections of July 31. Several figures are put forward without any being confirmed. According to the latest trends disseminated this Monday morning by Senegalese media, the presidential coalition would have 65 deputies, against 45 for Yewwi Askan Wi (led by Ousmane Sonko) and 26 for Wallu Senegal (coalition around Abdoulaye Wade), while there are more than ten of seats to be allocated. One thing is certain, the two camps are so neck and neck that anything is still possible.
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The scenario of cohabitation, which the presidential entourage does not want to believe, is not therefore not excluded. Primary objective of the opposition led by Ousmane Sonko, it would lead to a total recomposition of the National Assembly, so far two-thirds dominated by Macky Sall, and a redefinition of the political balance of power. “Cohabitation is more of a political science fact than a constitutional one,” warns constitutionalist Ngouda Mboup. But what is certain is that Macky Sall will for the first time be forced to negotiate with his opponents. »