For a long time, he was in the shadows as legal adviser to the prince, with the rank of minister. An early collaborator of President Macky Sall, this agrégé in public law and political science, full professor at the Universities, notably contributed to the reform Constitution of 2016. An overhaul that he describes as “consolidating” and to which he has devoted a book.
But in 2017, Ismaïla Madior Fall found himself in the spotlight, inheriting a highly sensitive ministry in the Senegalese context: that of Justice. Replaced in this position two years later by the lawyer Malick Sall, the day after the presidential election of 2019, he has just returned to it thanks to the recent legislative elections. A high-risk appointment, as the legal and constitutional issues likely to influence national political life are expected to be numerous, at sixteen months of the next presidential election.
Senegal: confusion around a probable amnesty for Khalifa Sall and Karim Wade
On September 29, during the Council of Ministers, President Macky Sall instructed his Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice, “to examine as soon as possible the possibilities and the appropriate scheme of amnesty for people lost their right to vote. A prospect which would primarily concern two notorious opponents, Karim Wade and Khalifa Sall, both convicted by the courts (in 2015 for the first; in 2018 for the second) and who had not been able to compete in the presidential election of 2019.