Senegal submits president's reform to limit terms

Senegalese leader Macky Sall's proposal to limit presidents to two consecutive terms has put him at odds with several fellow African heads of state criticised for clinging to powerSenegalese leader Macky Sall’s proposal to limit presidents to two consecutive terms was Monday submitted to the constitutional council, putting him at odds with several fellow African heads of state criticised for clinging to power. The text, which details guidelines set out by the president in his New Year greeting and was broadcast by state media, covers 15 reforms, including electoral rules and expanding the powers of the national assembly and the constitutional council. “It is before the constitutional council and its decision will not be long,” a source told AFP, without giving any timescale.

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