Partial results see government camp in lead in Senegal vote

Turnout reportedly was low in Senegal in the vote on sweeping constitutional reforms, controversially including cutting the presidential term from seven to five yearsThe pro-government “Yes” camp won a majority in Senegal’s constitutional referendum, according to partial results published Monday by the media after a vote seen as a test of the president’s popularity. Turnout reportedly was low Sunday in the vote on sweeping constitutional reforms, controversially including cutting the presidential term from seven to five years. Opposition parties and several civil society groups had urged Senegalese to vote “No”, saying Sall has reneged on an earlier promise to leave office early and criticising the referendum as a cop-out.

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