In Senegal, Aminata Touré is stripped of her mandate as a deputy

In Senegal, Aminata Touré is stripped of her mandate as a deputy

In Senegal, Aminata Touré is stripped of her mandate as a deputy

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The former prime minister, a former loyalist to President Macky Sall, had closed the majority door last September. Now a presidential candidate scheduled for 2024, she denounces a “ exclusion in total violation of the law “.

With our correspondent in Dakar, charlotte idrac

It was urgent that the Bureau of the National Assembly had been convened by its president on Tuesday. A request from the APR, the presidential party. Abdou Mbow, deputy of the majority, invokes the Constitution and the regulations of the Assembly, which stipulate that ” a deputy who leaves his party is automatically dismissed from his mandate “. According to the parliamentarian, ten officers voted for “the loss of the mandate of Aminata Touré”, including members of the opposition Wallu coalition ” Former President Abdoulaye Wade’s Senegal, and ” 6 voted against “.

Very close to the head of state, head of the majority list for the legislative elections in July, “Mimi” Touré, as she was nicknamed, left the Benno Bokk Yaakaar group last September to become an unregistered deputy. She had denounced the surprise election of the president of the Assembly, Amadou Mame Diop. Since then, she has made the fight against a possible new candidacy of President Macky Sall in 2024 her workhorse. In a first reaction, Aminata Touré said to herself ” determined to continue her fight for democracy and against the attempt for a third term “.

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