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Senegal kicks off legislative elections

Xinhua
01 Aug 2022, 23:18 GMT+10

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DAKAR, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Senegal began legislative elections at 8 a.m., local time and GMT, Sunday, to elect 165 new deputies to the National Assembly for a five-year term across national territory and abroad.

Some 7 million Senegalese people, including 300,000 living abroad, are expected to vote until 6 p.m., in the 15,500 polling booths at 7,000 polling places open for them.

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The vote takes place under the supervision of national and international observers, including those from the Economic Community of West African States.

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