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Senegal Presidential Hopeful Says He’s the Man to Beat in 2024

  • Legislative wins boost opposition ahead of presidential vote
  • President Sall won’t say if he’ll try seeking a third mandate
Ousmane Sonko

Ousmane Sonko

Photographer: Carmen Abd Ali/AFP/Getty Images

Senegal’s main opposition leader reasserted his presidential ambitions months after facing house arrest and getting disqualified from legislative elections.

“There’s no one better placed to win the 2024 elections than me,” Ousmane Sonko, from the main opposition coalition, Yewwi Askan Wi, told reporters Thursday in Wolof. “I’m the last man standing” out of President Macky Sall’s key challengers in 2019, he said in the capital, Dakar.