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Senegal’s parliament delays election until December after opposition MPs are blocked from voting

Associated Press

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal’s parliament has voted to delay the West African nation’s presidential election till Dec. 15 in a chaotic voting process that took place after opposition lawmakers were forcefully removed from the legislative building. Security forces stormed the legislative building and forcefully removed several opposition lawmakers who had been trying to block the vote. In the bill adopted by the National Assembly, Sall’s tenure — which was due to end on April 2 — will be extended until a new election. The lawmakers had convened to deliberate on the election delay bill following the decision by President Macky Sall to postpone the vote initially scheduled for Feb. 25.

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