Senegal to hold presidential election after Constitutional Council voids delay

President Macky Sall’s announcement to hold an election on March 23 follows weeks of uncertainty over his bid to extend his time in power

Senegalese civil society “remains vigilant” as top court overturns election delay 

The Constitutional Council nullified a presidential decree and a law passed by parliament postponing the February 25 elections. The chief election body has ordered that elections be held “as soon as possible,” with President Macky Sall’s term set to expire on April 2