Senegal “radical” feminist on why she’s on Muslim cleric’s list
--as parliamentary polls campaign opens
After a hotly contested presidential election in March, Senegal is on the road to parliamentary election, which also promises to be a hotly fought political race.
The Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) of former President Abdoulay Wade, which was just in power a few months ago is now contesting seats in parliament as opposition.
Campaign officially kicked off on Sunday for the 1 July parliamentary polls.
One thing many political observers will be watching will be the male and female parity in the new National Assembly.
Among the women candidates vying to enter the new parliament is Fatou Kiné Camara, who is on the list of the citizens’ political movement called Beuss Du Niakk of a prominent Muslim religious leader, Mansour Sy Djamil.
The rather strange thing about her candidacy is that she’s an acclaimed feminist who appears on a list which leader is a religious leader, even though the movement is not pushing religion, they say.
Madam Fatou Kiné Camara tells WADR’s Awa Diedhiou why she has accepted to be on such a list as a Senegalese “radical” feminist.
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