NEWS: Breaking: Bassirou Diomaye Faye Sworn in as Senegal’s New President

Breaking: Bassirou Diomaye Faye Sworn in as Senegal's New President

Breaking: Sworn in as 's New President


Bassirou Diomaye Faye, the president-elect of Senegal was on Tuesday, April 2, sworn in as the nation's new leader.

Faye during his inaugural speech before hundreds of officials and several heads of state in Diamniadio near Dakar, the country's capital, swore to faithfully fulfil the office of President of the Republic of Senegal.

Bloomberg reports that Faye won a landslide against his rival, former Prime Amadou Ba.

Before his , Faye, 44, has never held public office and was relatively unknown until , when the opposition leader Ousmane Sonko endorsed him to contest for the office.

There are claims that invesors are nervous about Faye's victory followin suspicions that he will change policies implemented by Sall that brought about average economic growth of more than 5% over the past decade.

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The investors are currently looking for details on the policies Faye will implement, including how his plans to revisit contracts for oil and gas projects developed by including BP Plc, Kosmos Energy Ltd. and Woodside Energy Group Ltd.

Official data has it that a large section of the nation's is unemployed and more than a third of the nation's 18 inhabitants live in poverty.


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