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No fanfare inauguration for Sall on Monday

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by ByaseL, Mar 29, 2012.

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    ByaseL JF-Expert Member

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    The inauguration ceremony of Senegal’s fourth president will take place on Monday April 2 in Dakar, sources said yesterday.

    But unlike his immediate predecessor, who was sworn in at the jam-packed Leopold Sedar Senghor football stadium amid thunderous traditional fanfare, Macky Sall’s inauguration ceremony will take place at the constitutional council.

    The newly-elect leader will be sworn-in by the five-man constitutional council during a plenary session of the August body, which presides over constitutional matters and the final authority of presidential election process.

    Sall will be sworn-in as the country’s fourth president, two days ahead of the country’s 52nd independence anniversary.

    Sources close to the organising committee for the inauguration, told Africa Review that the event will only be witnessed by a sizeable number of the public from a cross-section of the country.

    The presence of foreign heads of state and international organisations attending the event is still unclear.

    This could ostensibly be in keeping with Sall’s austerity measures to save badly needed money in order to help improve the biting social and economic difficulties in the country.

    During the course of the inauguration ceremony, Sall will resign as mayor of the capital of his native region of Fatick. In the Francophone system of government, all MPs are automatically mayors of their regional capitals.
    Meanwhile, outgoing President Abdoulaye Wade has announced that he will proceed with the passing over ceremony with Sall on the same day at the Presidential Palace in Dakar.
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    Ipyanah Member

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    The main purpose is to swear him in, whether "Kimya kimya" or with several motorcades swirving in the streets of Dakar followed by cocktail parties, from 3rd April is a new dawn.