Macky Sall's APR party riven by divisions as parliamentary elections loom

Senegal's President Macky Sall.
Senegal's President Macky Sall. © Sarah Meyssonnier/Pool/EPA/MaxPPP
The Alliance pour la République (APR), the party that carried Macky Sall to victory in the last two presidential elections, is faced with major internal dissensions. Apart from wars between party leaders, the APR is struggling to maintain party unity at its local branches. The conflictual atmosphere could cost it dearly in the parliamentary elections, just after its poor performance in the municipal elections. [...] (1490 words)
Issue dated 06/05/2022 Reading time 6 minutes
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