Bassirou Diomaye Faye Set to Become Senegal’s Next President

Bassirou Diomaye Faye, the opposition candidate, is certain to become Senegal’s next president after provisional results suggested the 44-year-old was on track for a big first-round victory.

On Monday, Prime Minister Amadou Ba, the ruling coalition’s nominee, acknowledged defeat and thanked Faye, a former tax inspector.

Before his concession address, Ba’s supporters had believed that their candidate would make a comeback and compel a runoff vote.

The election commission has until Friday at midnight to publish the results of Sunday’s presidential election.

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