Bassirou Faye Sworn In as Senegal President

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Bassirou Diomaye Faye, a left-wing pan-Africanist, was sworn in today as Senegal’s youngest president after sweeping to a first-round victory on a pledge of radical reform ten days after he was released from prison.
The 44-year-old has never before held an elected office before as the event witnessed several African leaders in attendance inside the new town of Diamniadio, near the capital Dakar.
Faye was among a group of political opponents freed from prison ten days before the March 24th presidential ballot under an amnesty announced by the outgoing president, Macky Sall, who had tried to delay the vote.

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