Millions of Senegalese are still waiting for the results of Sunday’s presidential election. On election night, scenes of joy were observed at the headquarters of some political parties that claimed to be in the lead after the voting.
Radio, television and online news websites even announced trends that angered some opposition voters and supporters.
In this confusion fueled by all kinds of information on social networks, the National Commission for the Census of Votes has stepped up to call for calm and respect for the law. “Candidates for the presidential election must abstain from publishing the results of the polls,” said the chairman of the National Voting Commission, Demba Kandji.
Only the Commission presides over the power to publish the provisional results of an election while the final results must be proclaimed only by the Constitutional Council.