Senegal president on course for strong election win

Media website Dakaractu.com said that Sall had won over 58% based on preliminary data from polling stations, while the commission source said he won 59.5%.

FILE: Senegalese President Macky Sall delivers a speech during his coalition's election campaign meeting at Lamine Gueye stadium in Kaolack, Senegal on 12 February 2019. Picture: AFP

DAKAR - Senegal President Macky Sall is on course for victory in the 24 February polls with nearly 60% of votes, according to preliminary figures provided by local media and a source inside the electoral commission.

Media website Dakaractu.com said that Sall had won over 58% based on preliminary data from polling stations, while the commission source said he won 59.5%.

Official results are expected later this week.