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Senegal's dialogue: Macky Sall leads discussions towards fair and timely elections

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President Macky Sall's initiative to convene a dialogue in Dakar has culminated in significant developments for Senegal's political landscape. The conclusion of the dialogue on Tuesday revealed two crucial outcomes that are set to shape the nation's electoral future.

The first focal point of discussion revolved around the electoral process. Participants deliberated on the status of candidates, particularly distinguishing between those whose candidacies were upheld by the Constitutional Council and those deemed as "spoiled candidates." In a bid to ensure fairness and inclusivity, it was agreed that the Constitutional Council would reevaluate the applications of the "spoiled candidates," potentially affording them the opportunity to participate in the forthcoming presidential election.

The second major deliberation centered on determining the election date. After careful consideration and dialogue, consensus emerged around setting June 2nd as the date for the presidential election. President Sall, emphasizing the importance of concluding the electoral process before the onset of the rainy season in June, had set the stage for this decision at the beginning of the dialogue.

With the dialogue now concluded, all attention turns to President Sall for the final validation of the decisions reached during the discussions. The nation eagerly awaits his response to the proposals put forth by the participants. The outcome of this pivotal dialogue is anticipated to pave the way for a transparent and inclusive electoral process, reinforcing Senegal's commitment to democratic principles.

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