Deciphering the victory of Bassero Diomai Fai

Deciphering the victory of Bassero Diomai Fai

In Senegal, Basserou Diomaye Faye delivered his first words as the country's future president on March 25, 2024, the day after the first round of voting. How can we explain the tremendous success achieved by the candidate from a political group that was dissolved by the authorities and who was still in prison a few days ago? Decrypted using the RFI Special Edition dated March 26, 2024.

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It is a phone call that will go down in history Senegal : Less than 24 hours after the closing of polling stations for the first round of elections Presidential On 24 March 2024, Amadou Bah, former prime minister and majority candidate, called on challenger Basserou Diomaye Faye to concede defeat, as former head of state Abdoulaye Wade did in 2012 with then-young president Macky Sall.

Basiru Diomaye Faye, 44, the right-hand man of his rival Ousmane Sonko for 10 years, will thus reach the highest office of state.

But if Passero tries to veer even a little from our course, we'll pull his ears off!

Presidential elections in Senegal: For Basserou Diomaye Faye's supporters, he will change the country

Charlotte realizes

It is a page of history being written, a new peaceful democratic alternation, and a promise of rupture that Radio France Internationale returns to in its own version.

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Fatou Diagne Senghorhuman rights defender, Director of the AfricaGOM Research Center

Christopher FumonyohAfrica director of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), a think tank based in Washington

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Sir QasimDirector of the NGO Amnesty Senegal

Francis Kapatendejournalist and teacher at Sciences Po Paris

Valdiodio NdiayeElectoral expert, former Secretary-General of the Caucus of Civil Society Organizations for Elections

Leah Lisa WesterhoffRFI correspondent in Dakar

– Frédéric Couto, Author of journalistic reviews for Africa and France on Radio France Internationale

A special edition airs from 7:10 a.m. to 8 a.m. CT this Tuesday and advances it Natalie Ammarformatted Karen Frink, Celine Bellarin And leah lisa westerhoff, Which it produces Didier Cheroz.

I feel relieved and proud. Relief, because we moved closer to corrections and avoided a postponement that would have done great damage to our democracy. We ran away from it. At the same time, I feel proud to see these mature people who went safely to the polls and returned home. In the end, they are a people who know what they want. And that's really cool. I believe that this is a lesson in democracy that he gives to all of Africa. All I hope is that what just happened in Senegal can spread throughout Africa. […] It is through democracy that we will achieve development, not through authoritarian regimes.

Babacar Gueye, professor of constitutional law at UCAD University and member of R-Snow Elections, a group that has advocated holding presidential elections before April 2

Karen Frink

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