Idrissa Seck takes over as head of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council


Idrissa Seck took over as Head of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE) on Thursday 19 November during an official ceremony, after being appointed by President Macky Sall on 1 November. The leader of the opposition Rewmi, who came second in the 2019 presidential election, has become the state’s third figure and joins the president’s majority.

as reported from Dakar, Thea Ollivier

After listening to the national anthem and being decorated with a scarf in the colors of Senegal, Idrissa Seck began her speech by thanking President Macky Sall “for his confidence”.

Very fast, the former opposition figure responded to those wondering about his choice to join the majority by chairing the Economic, Social and Environmental Council, a constitutional and advisory institution.

“We must act for the benefit of the population. It is added that the election competition for 2019 is behind us, the disputes arising from it were extinguished through the opening national dialogueand the remarkable results it has given. ”

The result of a hearing with Macky Sall, Idrissa Seck rolled up the list of priority topics. “The first topic that the president spoke to me about was youth employment, illegal immigration, and of course he added recurring floods, coastal erosion, natural resource management, especially oil and gas. “

To see what this collaboration between the two former allies who have become allies will lead to.


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