Challenging the Executive: Legislative Election in Senegal
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On July 31, 2022, Senegal held its legislative election which resulted in a historical "split" parliament between the presidential coalition Benno Bokk Yakkaar (BBY) and the political opposition led by the inter-coalition Yewwi Askan Wi (YAW) and Wàllu. Out of the 165 members of parliament (MPs) that will constitute the National Assembly, BBY won 82 MPs, YAW-Wàllu won 80 MPs while the political formations Bokk Gis Gis, Les serviteurs and Aar Sénégal got one MP each. In this episode, Prof. Ousmane Sène of the West African Research Centre (WARC) discusses the results of the election as well as the controversies noted during the pre-campaign period and casting of the ballots, including fraud allegations and the need to abide by the instituted rules.