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Bassirou Faye Sworn in as Senegal’s Youngest President

Posted by Thandiubani on Tue 02nd Apr, 2024 -

The 44-year-old Faye was sworn-in as Senegal’s youngest President.

Bassirou Diomaye Faye has made history by becoming the youngest to be sworn-in as President of Senegal.
He was sworn in as the fifth Senegalese President on Tuesday at the age of 44.
Recall that he took over from Macky Sall on Tuesday, April 2 in an event witnessed by African leaders in the new town of Diamniadio, near the capital Dakar.
“Before God and the Senegalese nation, I swear to faithfully fulfil the office of President of the Republic of Senegal,” Faye said before the gathered officials.
He also vowed to “scrupulously observe the provisions of the Constitution and the laws” and to defend “the integrity of the territory and national independence, and to spare no effort to achieve African unity”.
The formal handover of power with outgoing President Macky Sall will take place at the presidential palace in Dakar.

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