Senegal Election: Ruling Party’s Ba Congratulates Faye Before Official Declaration

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Senegal’s anti-establishment candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye is set to become president after his main rival on Monday recognised his victory in elections that came barely days after he was freed from prison.

The win by the opposition candidate who will be Senegal’s youngest president could trigger a political earthquake with policies that transform the country.

Faye, 44, promised left-wing pan-Africanism and to renegotiate gas and oil contracts, with Senegal due to start production on recently discovered oil and gas reserves later this year.

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