Has the presidential majority finally won the final sprint in the neck and neck race that has pitted it against its opponents for several days? According to the final results of the legislative elections of July 31, published on August 11 shortly before midnight by the Council constitutional, the presidential coalition Benno Bokk Yakaar (BBY) obtains 82 deputies, among the 165 who make up the National Assembly.
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Confirming the provisional results of the National Vote Counting Commission (CNRV) published on August 4, the ruling coalition was therefore one seat away from restoring its absolute majority in the Assembly, threatened by the breakthrough of the opposition at the polls. . This was without taking into account the rallying of Pape Diop alongside Macky Sall, cleverly announced just a few hours before the publication of the decision of the Advice constitutional.
The conversion of the president of the Bokk gis gis party therefore brings the number of parliamentarians allied to the head of state to 83, against 80 for the inter-coalition Yewwi Askan Wi – Wallu Senegal.
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Already taken for granted by some members of the majority as soon as the provisional results were published, the conversion of Pape Diop did not surprise the ranks of the opposition either. What comfort Ousmane Sonko, who had accused his opponents in the opposition of working for Macky Sall during the country electoral.