Bassirou Diomaye Faye to be sworn in as Senegal’s youngest president

Leftwinger one of a group of opposition politicians freed from prison 10 days before presidential ballot

Bassirou Diomaye Faye will be sworn in as Senegal’s youngest president on Tuesday, pledging reforms to build on his stunning election win only 10 days after he was released from prison.

The 44-year-old pan-Africanist leftwinger has never before held an elected office but several African leaders, including Nigeria’s Bola Ahmed Tinubu, are to attend the ceremony in the new town of Diamniadio, near the capital, Dakar.

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