Macky Sall had promised to appoint his government the day after the installation of the new Assembly. This has been done since September 17. The Prime Minister, Amadou Ba, revealed in the evening the composition of his team, which will have to carry the action of the executive until the presidential election in 2024. No one yet knows if the head of state will be a candidate there – a question he also promised to answer the day after the legislative elections of July 31 – he would then run for a third term.
Senegal: how Macky Sall imposed Amadou Mame Diop at his majority
On Friday, September 16, the President delivered an official speech broadcast by the Senegalese Radio-Television (RTS) to recall his role as “guarantor of national unity”, and to promise measures likely to offset the increase in the cost of life and support employment. However, his government will be faced with and unprecedented risk of blockage in the country’s history. With only one vote in advance in the National Assembly, the deputies of the presidential coalition Benno Bokk Yakaar (BBY) only benefit from a very narrow majority. The danger with which they are confronted is all the greater since the deputy – and former Prime Minister – Aminata Touré, among the personalities likely to take the “roost”, has been in open crisis with the authorities since 12 September. Will the government be able to carry out its reforms without fear of a rebellion in its own ranks ?