Macky Sall, two mandates and the creation that still needs to be confirmed

The construction site of the TER station in Dakar, here in October 2021, during the test phase of the train (which was put into service in January 2022). © Sylvain CHERKAOUI for JA

  • Estelle Maussion – special envoy to Dakar

Posted on November 7, 2023

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“No one is attacking me on my economic record.” » This was announced by Macky Sall March 2016, in the middle of the referendum fight for constitutional reforms, including the transfer of the mandate presidential from seven to five years.

Since then, the “yes” vote has won, two mandates have passed, A the outgoing president named his prime minister Amadou Ba as his candidate from coalition Benno Bokk Yakaar (BBY) in the presidential election, the first round of which is assumed on February 25, 2024, highlighting the progress made under the plan Senegal emerging (PSE). If the country’s growth rate accelerated to pass from 2.9% on average for the period 2005-2011 to 5.3% between 2012 and 2023, and if infrastructure progress is evident, current status THE other aspects – employment, industrialization, debt, governance, poverty – are more contrast.

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