President Macky Sall has won a second term in the Senegalese presidential election. Sall won 58% of the vote in Sunday’s election in which he faced four challengers.

His closest rival, former Prime Minister Idrissa Seck, got 21% of the vote. In all, only five candidates were on the ballot paper, compared to 12 in the last election.

More than 6.6 million people were registered to vote in Sunday’s election, including some residents living abroad, and 66% turned out to cast their ballots.

On the campaign trail, Sall focused on his record with infrastructure projects and the booming economy. He portrayed himself as a moderniser who has helped to boost economic growth to more than 6% a year, one of the highest rates in Africa.

However, critics say most ordinary Senegalese have not felt the benefits of these projects.

Sall has been accused of skewing the election in his favour by preventing two of his main rivals from running for the presidency. Two well-known opposition figures were barred from taking part because of corruption convictions.

Khalifa Sall the popular former mayor of Dakar, and Karim Wade, the son of a former president, were unable to run after being found guilty of corruption.

As a result, neither the Socialist Party nor the Senegalese Democratic Party, which have dominated the country’s political landscape since independence, fielded presidential candidates.

Macky Sall was first elected in 2012 after he formed an opposition coalition against his former boss and mentor, Abdoulaye Wade.

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