Senegal’s ruling coalition says it holds majority after Sunday legislative vote

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DAKAR – Senegal President Macky Sall’s ruling coalition said on Monday it has won 30 of the country’s 46 administrative departments, giving it a slim majority parliament following Sunday’s legislative election.

Former prime minister Aminata Toure, who led the ruling coalition’s list in the legislative election announced the partial results on national television from the party’s headquarters early on Monday after Sunday’s vote.

“This gives us an unquestionable majority,” Toure said to the cheers of supporters.

(Reporting by Diadie Ba; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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