Senegal at a crossroads: Key data, trends and outlook



With the election of their new president, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, the people of Senegal have once again affirmed their strong attachment to democracy. Despite the enormous pitfalls and fears that have characterized the country’s political and social life over the last three years, it has managed, in extremis, to hold an electoral process that has given a clear, strong and unambiguous mandate to a new leader. 

This election is all the more significant in that it is taking place in a sub-regional environment where constitutional, electoral or armed coups d’état have occurred repeatedly with alarming frequency in recent years. 

To help you get an overall grasp of the situation in Senegal and the dynamics that have led to this new democratic transition, STRATEGIES! brings you this edition of macro-trends dedicated to the country of Teranga. After reading these trends, we hope that you will have a better understanding of the historical facts and the keys to assessing future developments in the situation in Senegal. 

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