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Voting in Senegal’s presidential runoff election has kicked off to a peaceful start Sunday, 25 March, according to reports from around the country.
Ahead of Sunday’s second presidential election, the Head of the ECOWAS Observation Mission is on Saturday meeting incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade and other stakeholders involved in the electoral process.
Campaigning closes by mid night Friday, ahead of Senegal’s second round presidential election between incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade and his former Prime Minister Macky Sall.
With just few days to Senegal’s presidential runoff election on March 25th, the consortium of civil society groups has spoken of inadequate voter and civic education, as tens of thousands of voter cards are yet to be collected.
Some 23,000 Senegalese military and paramilitary forces are this weekend casting their ballots, ahead of March 25th second round presidential election.
In the count-down to Senegal’s March 25 second round presidential election contest between incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade and his former Prime Minister Macky Sall, some 300,000 voter cards are yet to be collected.
Rice producers and out-of-season crop growers of the Anambé Basin located in Senegal's southern region of Kolda are facing many difficulties, particularly those caused by stray animals and grain-eating birds.
Top opposition figures and other influential Senegalese are reportedly throwing their weight behind former Prime Minister Macky Sall, who faces incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade in the second round of the presidential election slated for 25 March.
Sall, who came second in the first round, was one-time Prime Minister under Wade.
Senegal’s Constitutional Court has upheld the results of the first round of election, confirming that the second round will be between incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade and opposition leader Macky Sall.
Traditional harmful practices such as early and forced marriages are some of the major causes of girls dropping out school at an early age in many African societies.