DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegal’s prime minister said President Macky Sall won the first round of an election on Sunday with at least 57 percent of votes, even as the opposition said preliminary results showed a run-off was unavoidable.
“We must congratulate the President for his re-election in the first round,” Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne told journalists, also citing preliminary figures.
Official results are due by Friday at the latest with a run-off for the top two on March 24 if no one secures a majority.
Reporting by Sofia Christensen and Diadie Ba; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Daniel Wallis
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