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Senegal presidential race to start with one candidate behind bars


The race to become Senegal's next president looks set to kick off on Sunday with anti-establishment candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye behind bars, according to his aides.

AFP was unable to get confirmation from the courts or Faye's lawyers that his release request had been denied.

Faye has been in prison since 2023 but his candidacy was approved by authorities, making him the first imprisoned candidate to contest a Senegalese election.

Source(s): AFP
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