Senegal president’s re-election ‘confirmed’

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Senegal’s constitutional council has confirmed that President Macky Sall was the winner of last week’s election, with 58% of the vote, reports Reuters news agency.

The council confirmed that opposition candidate Idrissa Seck had placed second with 21%, while Ousmane Sonko came third with 16%.

The results were initially rejected by his rivals in the presidential race, but they decided not to register an appeal.