Senegal – Congress passes constitutional reform

In Senegal, the president has managed to pass the constitutional reform that he proposed.

In addition to the abolition of the post of Vice President, President Sall wanted to abolish the Senate. However, last week the Senate refused to vote itself out of existence and did not approve the constitutional law.

Very quickly, President Sall convened a Congress of both houses of parliament. The Congress comprised 100 Senators and 150 deputies. For the constitutional law to be passed, a three-fifths majority was required, or 150 votes.

The Congress convened yesterday. There is a report in French from Le Soleil here. A total of 176 members of the Congress voted for the reform. Therefore, it was easily passed.

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