Senegalese President Macky Sall is re-elected as the country’s leader without the need for a second round of voting, the country’s electoral commission announced today.
It was not immediately clear if top opposition candidates would accept the results or would pursue a legal challenge.
Earlier in the week they had disputed unofficial results showing Sall with a solid majority of Sunday’s vote.
The president ultimately received 58.27 percent of the vote, according to Demba Kandji, chairman of the electoral body.
According to the provisional results, top opposition candidate Idrissa Seck polled 20.50 percent of the vote while Ousmane Sonko had 15.67 percent.
Election observers reported no major irregularities on Sunday.