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'Relationship with France still dominates much of election cycle'

Senegal voted on Sunday in the first round of a presidential election that incumbent President Macky Sall was tipped to win after his main challengers were banned from running over corruption charges. The voting was largely incident-free. Supporters chanted “Ole, Ole,” and flashed “V” for victory signs as Sall cast his vote in his hometown of Fatick. “The elected president will have to be the president of all Senegal. I hope this president will be me,” he said. Official results are due on Friday with a run-off for the top two on March 24 if no one secures a majority.

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