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Senegal’s Jailed Opposition Head Backs Detained Deputy’s Presidential Bid

(Bloomberg) — Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko backed his deputy for next month’s presidential election after being eliminated from the vote earlier this month.


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Sonko, who until his exclusion was seen as the biggest threat to President Macky Sall’s chosen successor Prime Minister Amadou Ba, urged his supporters to vote for Bassirou Faye in a pre-recorded speech broadcast on his official Facebook page.