Dakar rocked by protests opposing election postponement

Protesters continue to maintain street pressure in Senegal demanding elections be held before April 2, after President Macky Sall declared their postponement.

Senegal sunk into a political crisis on February 3 when Sall said elections will be put off. Since then, protesters accused him of committing a “constitutional coup d’etat.”

Protests have turned violent in some cases leaving four deaths so far.

A national dialogue, organized at the start of the week by the president but boycotted by the opposition, had recommended holding the elections on June 2.

Sall indicated that he would ask the constitutional council for its opinion on the request.

Senegal’s political crisis unsettles a country that has been considered for decades as a democratic success story in a region in turmoil.

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