The bet is risky. On 25 September, during a press conference held in Dakar, did former Prime Minister Aminata Touré, nicknamed “Mimi”, play with fire by announcing, among other sensational declarations that seal her break with President Macky Sall, that she now intended to sit in the National Assembly as a non-registered deputy?
“I will not leave the National Assembly. I am in this hemicycle to defend the interests of the Senegalese. I am not anyone’s MP. I’m here pour the people,” said Mimi Touré at the time. The member thus availed herself of article 22 of the internal regulations of the National Assembly, which stipulates that “modifications made to the composition of a parliamentary group will be brought to the attention of the President of the National Assembly under the signature of the member concerned if it is a resignation from the groupe parliamentarian”.
Senegal: when Mimi Touré breaks up with Macky Sall