Senegal president on course for strong election win

February 26, 2019

DAKAR (Reuters) – Senegal President Macky Sall is on course for victory in the Feb. 24 polls with nearly 60 percent of votes, according to preliminary figures provided by local media and a source inside the electoral commission.

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

Official results are expected later this week.

(Reporting By Diadie Ba; Writing by Edward McAllister, Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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