The Senegalese National Assembly has adopted a bill that revises the provisions of Article 29 of the Constitution.
The new law adopted aims to relax the conditions for the presentation of candidacies for the presidential election, in particular, those relating to sponsorship said the Minister of Justice Ismaila Madior Fall.
One hundred and twenty-three deputies voted for the adoption of this bill, two opposed and thirty-three abstained, allowing a majority vote.
Following the new bill, candidates are submitted to the registry of the Constitutional Council at least sixty clear days and sixty-five clear days at the latest before the first round.
However, the filing of new candidacies is possible at any time and until the day before the ballot in the event of the death of a candidate.
The Minister of Justice, who invited the deputies to vote for this law, considered that these modifications on sponsorship constitute “a democratic step forward”.
The amendment is part of recommendations from the National Dialogue.