The Africanist Podcast

This podcast investigates political, socio-economic, and cultural issues in contemporary Africa and the African Diasporas. It engages Africanist scholars, artists, activists, athletes, opinion leaders, business people, and ordinary citizens in a critical conversation about the challenges facing Africans and people of African descent.

Challenging the Executive: Legislative Election in Senegal

August 28th, 2022

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.

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