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Bassirou Diomaye Faye Sworn In As Senegal’s Fifth & Youngest President

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Not solely is he Senegal’s youngest president, but additionally the youngest president in Africa. Forty-four-year-old Bassirou Diomaye Faye is the brand new president of Senegal. Regardless of having solely ten days of freedom to marketing campaign, Faye defeated the primary rival and the ruling occasion candidate, Amadou Ba, profitable the election with over 54% of the votes. A former tax inspector who has by no means held an elected workplace, Faye was sworn in yesterday, April 2nd, as Senegal’s fifth president

The swearing-in ceremony occurred within the new city of Diamniado, close to the capital metropolis, Dakar, the place Faye took the oath of workplace earlier than the individuals of Senegal. He reassured them of his dedication to defend “the integrity of the territory and nationwide independence and spare no effort to realize African unity.”

“Earlier than God and the Senegalese nation. I swear to faithfully fulfil the workplace of president of the Republic of Senegal.” He declared. He additionally pledged systematic change, stating, “I’m conscious that the outcomes of the poll field categorical a profound want for systemic change. Underneath my management, Senegal might be a rustic of hope, a peaceable nation with an unbiased judiciary and a strengthened democracy.”

In attendance on the swearing-in ceremony have been regional representatives and presidents of neighbouring nations, together with, Nigeria’s president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nana Akufo-Addo, president of Ghana, Umaro Mokhtar Sissoco Embaló, president of Guinea-Bissau, Mamady Doumbouya, president of Guinea, Julius Maada Wonie, president of Sierra Leone, and the president of Gambia, Adama Barrow.

The chair of the African Union Fee, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and representatives of the army juntas of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger have been additionally current.

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