turbulence within the Yewwi Askan Wi Coalition with a view to

In Senegal, while the two main opposition coalitions have just concluded an alliance ahead of the July 31 parliamentary elections against President Macky Sall’s regime, investment is stirring. Several parties and member movements in Yewwi Askan Wi, the coalition formed around Ousmane Sonko and Khalifa Sall, this Friday condemn “political calculations” and an “undemocratic” procedure in the constitution of the lists.

as reported from Dakar, Charlotte Idrac

“A Stalinist, clinical spirit of the buddy” caused a “minority to claim all elective positions”, according to the nine political party members of Yewwi Askan Wi.

Among the signatories is former Minister Moustapha Guirassy, ​​who is annoyed: “The Charter has ignored! If we can not respect our agreements within our coalition, let me not hope for anything else. We must return to the foundations of the Yewwi Askan Wi Coalition. you need less ego and accept comments, internal democracy. That’s how you can build a strong coalition. “

Some officials directly accuse Khalifa Sall, Dakar’s former mayor, one of the leaders of Yewwi Askan Wi. For Aida Niang, from the Bess Du Nak party, it is not a matter of “frustrations”, but of “misunderstandings”. She condemns a “contempt”: “There are principles of consultation, co-construction, co-development that formed the basis of the formation of the coalition of Yewwi Askan Wi. And we woke up, one fine day, we saw that the very principle of saying that the next legislature would be of quality was biased and betrayed.

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The same misunderstanding for the platform “Avenir Senegaal Bi Nu Begg”. Its leaders, Cheikh Tidiane Dièye and Ndèye Fatou Diop Blondin, were “banished” to 28th and 29th places on the national Yewwi Askan Wi list. They speak of an “unfair and unjust” process, while reaffirming their anchoring in the coalition.

Fadel Barros dossier fromJammi Gox Yi recalled Discomfort also on the page from Wallu Senegal, formed around PDS. The now former communications chief Mayoro Faye felt “humiliated” and slammed the door on the party, as did Deputy Cheikh Mbacké Barra Dolly.

Before the review of the candidacies, the general direction of the elections continues the control of the sponsorships, until Tuesday. Some files have already been rejected, including that of Fadel Barro, leader of Jammi Gox Yi Coalitions and former coordinator of the Y’en a Marre movement.

La Cena, the autonomous National Electoral Commission, on Friday called on political actors for “calm and a sense of responsibility”. A press release also condemned the “statements and violence” that followed the publication on social networks of lists of legislative candidates. On Wednesday, the Directorate-General for Elections had lamented an “attempted intrusion” by the mayor of Dakar, Barthélémy Dias, on its premises.

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