Senegal’s President Sall Dissolves Government

Macky Sall - Re-elected President of Senegal
Incumbent President Macky Sall speaks after casting his vote for Senegal’s presidential elections at a polling station in Fatick on February 24, 2019. – Senegal is voting in an election that incumbent President Macky Sall looks confident to win in the first round after his main challengers were banned from running in the West African country’s ballot. His two biggest rivals — popular former Dakar mayor Khalifa Sall and Karim Wade, the son of the previous president — were disqualified after corruption convictions in trials questioned by rights groups. (Photo by SEYLLOU / AFP)

Senegalese President Macky Sall has dissolved his 32-strong government team with immediate effect.

Sall signed a decree to terminate the functions of all ministers and state secretaries, the presidency said in a statement late on Wednesday.

Presidential spokesman, Abdou Latif Coulibaly said Sall had signed a decree to that effect but gave neither a reason for the move nor a date for the formation of a new cabinet.

In separate decrees, he also dismissed the president of the economic, social and environmental council, the minister of state and the secretary-general of the government.

Extending his clearing of the decks further, Sall also dismissed another former prime minister Aminata Toure from her post as chair of the country’s economic, social and environmental council (CESE).

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Toure, a former justice minister, is believed to harbour presidential ambitions.


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