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Senegal/presidential election

Published on March 27, 2012
Statement by Alain Juppé, Ministre d’Etat, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

Paris, March 26, 2012

France congratulates Mr Macky Sall on his election as President of Senegal.

The second round of voting took place in an atmosphere of calm and serenity, reflecting the very great democratic vitality of Senegal, who serves as an example for the whole of Africa.

France commends the dignified attitude of President Wade, who congratulated his opponent yesterday evening.

The new Senegalese Head of State, Mr Macky Sall, will be able to count on the support of France, who is determined to support Senegal, as she has always done, on the path towards progress, peace and development.

President Sarkozy sent a message of congratulations to Mr Macky Sall and to President Wade. I, in turn, shall speak to them both today to congratulate each of them on this major democratic success and assure them of France’s friendship and support./.

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