El titular Macky Sall ha anuncio que no se postulará para un tercer mandato en las elecciones presidenciales de Senegal del proximo ano, avivando las tension y poniendo fin a messes de speculaciones.
En un discurso muy esperado el lunes por la noche, Sall said that his decision not to postulate was “large and carefully considered”.
“It’s my decision not to be a candidate in the presidential elections of 2024, even though the constitution allows me to run,” said Sall. “Senegal está más allá de mi personality y está lleno de leaders que pueden manejarlo”
Durante meses, muchos specularon sobre si Sale, de 61 años, buscaria otro mandato en el cargo. Analysts and critics said that this measure would have threatened the integrity of the constitution of the country of Western Africa, which limits presidents to two terms.
Protestas and Riots Han Estalado and Los Ultimos Messies, con la incertidumbre sobre las intenciones de Sal and la Reción contra los partidarios del Lieder Oppositor Osman Sonko Alimentando las tension. Senegal usually is one of the prosperous democracies of the region.
Sales was elected for the first time in 2012 when he defeated Abdullah Wade, a candidate who was postulated for a controversial third term. In the year In 2016, Los Votantes También Approbaron a cambio constitutional propústo por sal para accortar el mandato de cité a cinco anos.
Sall served seven years in his first term and was reelected in 2019. Last year, his allies began to argue that the 2016 referendum restored the term of his mandate and made him eligible to postulate again.
Sall indicated that he could postulate again when he told the French magazine L’Express in March that “legally, the controversy has been resolved for a long time.” Pero admitió que hubo un “debate político” sobre si debreia postularse.
El Domingo, Sonco, un polemico ample visto como el mayor rival de la collision por el gobernante partido republiño, convocó protestas si Sall decidía postularse.
Dijo: “Salir a Enfrentar al Regimen de Macy Sal et Desir qu no le corresponde a él elegir a los candidatos que se enfrentarán en las próximos elecciones presidenciales”.
Sonko Aggrego: “Si Tenmos que pelea una pelea, tiene que ser definitiva. Hago un lamado a todos los Senegaleses para cu se levanten como uno solo y salgan in masa y pongan fin a este régimen criminal esta vez”
Sal’s decision leaves his party looking for a candidate, with Sonko potentially facing whoever comes out.
With the suspension, Sonko’s status as a candidate is in doubt after he was sentenced to two years in prison last month for “corromper a la juventud”. Fue absuelto de cargos más maqabarou de violation y de amenazar de muerte a un empleado de una empresa de masajes al que accusedó de agredir.
The 48-year-old ex-inspector fiscal has not been arrested, but the conviction complicates his candidacy because the electoral law prohibits people with criminal convictions from applying for political office.
Sonko also appealed a fine of 330,000 dollars and a suspended prison sentence of six months after being declared guilty in March of charges of defamation against the minister of tourism.
Sonko and his followers say that his legal problems are using the justice system as a weapon to marginalize him.
Al Menos 16 people Han Murto and las Protestants que comenzeron tras la condena de Sonko. Los Grupos de Derechos Han Accusado Alas Fuerzas de Seguridad de Una Violenta Repression. At least 12 people also died during the protests that lasted several days after Sonko was arrested for the first time in relation to the case in 2021.