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Africa is Set to Have its Youngest Democratically-Elected President – Senegal’s Bassirou Diomaye Faye

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Following the provisional results of the 2024 Senegal presidential elections on Sunday and after a conceding name from former Senegalese prime minister, Amadou Ba, 44-year-old Bassirou Diomaye Faye is ready to be the subsequent president of Senegal.

The presidential elections held on Sunday, March 24, noticed Faye main within the polls in opposition to seventeen contenders, together with distinguished figures like Amadou Ba (age 62), a former minister of economic system and finance after which international affairs, and in addition the Sall’s most popular successor, Idrissa Seck (age 64), a former prime minister and a 4-time presidential candidate and Khalifa Sall (age 68), the chief of the Taxawu Senegal coalition.

Early tallies from the Senegal Electoral Fee indicated Faye’s nearing victory, prompting a wave of congratulatory messages from opposition candidates. Notably, outgoing President Macky Sall praised the “clean operating” of the election, calling it a “victory for Senegalese democracy.”

Amadou Ba additionally known as Faye to concede defeat and congratulate him on his victory. “With regard to the provisional outcomes and awaiting the official proclamation, I congratulate President Bassirou Diomaye Diakhar Faye for his victory within the first spherical. I want him plenty of success and success for the well-being of the Senegalese individuals.” Ba mentioned in a press release.

Responding to the congratulatory messages in an address in Dakar, Faye mentioned “I salute the strategy of the opposite candidates who, with out exception, have honoured a really Senegalese custom with out even ready for the official outcomes to be introduced by the authorised state our bodies. Their congratulatory messages are eloquent testimony to their greatness.”

At 44, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, is the youngest individual to be the president of Senegal, beneath are extra details about him:

  • Born: March 25, 1980, in Ndiaganiao, Senegal.
  • Schooling: Earned a baccalaureate and a grasp’s diploma in legislation. Enrolled on the prestigious Nationwide College of Administration (ENA) in 2004.
  • Early Profession: Started his profession as a tax inspector.
  • Political Ally: Shut buddy and ally of Senegalese opposition chief Ousmane Sonko.
  • PASTEF: Served as Normal-Secretary of the PASTEF get together (Patriotes africains du Sénégal pour le travail, l’éthique et la fraternité) based by Sonko in 2014 (dissolved).
  • Imprisonment: He spent over 11 months in jail in 2023 for a social media publish deemed subversive. Launched 10 days earlier than the presidential election.
  • Presidential Bid: Endorsed by Sonko as a presidential candidate in November 2023.
  • Marketing campaign Guarantees: Targeted on job creation, combating corruption, and renegotiating power contracts. Slogan: “Diomaye mooy Ousmane” (Wolof for “Diomaye is Ousmane”) to attach with Sonko’s youth base.
  • Electoral Victory: Received the 2024 presidential election, defeating incumbent president Macky Sall.
  • Private Life: He’s married to Marie Khone Faye and Absa Faye, and has 4 kids.


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