The Constitutional Council cancels Macky Sall’s law and orders elections be held as soon as possible

In a decision published on February 15, 2024, the constitutional council annulled Macky Sall’s decree and the National Assembly’s law postponing the elections and authorizing the extension of Macky Sall’s mandate by ten months.

This decision follows an appeal filed by 47 assembly members and seven presidential candidates.

The constitutional council decided that:

First article. -The requests are admissible.

Article 2. – The law derogating from the provisions of Article 31 of the Constitution adopted under No. 4/2024 by the National Assembly in its session of February 5, 2024, is contrary to the Constitution.

Article 3. – Decree No. 2024-106 of February 3, 2024, repealing the decree summoning the electorate for the February 25, 2024 presidential election is canceled.

Article 4.- This decision will be published in the Official Journal of the Republic of Senegal.

The Constitutional Council took this decision during its session on February 15, 2024, where sat: Mr. Mamadou Badio CAMARA, President; Mrs. Aminata Ly NDIAYE, Vice-President; Mr. Mouhamadou DIAWARA; Youssoupha Dia MBODJ, Mrs. Awa DIÈYE and Mr. Cheikh Ahmed Tidiane COULIBALY.

The constitutional council, therefore, invites the competent authorities to hold the presidential elections as soon as possible.

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