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Senegal votes in favor of reducing length of presidential term

DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegal voted in favor of constitutional changes including reducing presidential terms from seven years to five in a national referendum put forward by President Macky Sall, the election commission said on Wednesday.

The ‘yes’ vote in Sunday’s referendum won 62.7 percent of ballots from a national turnout of 38.26 percent, the commission said.

Reporting By Diadie Ba, writing by Edward McAllister; Editing by Richard Balmforth

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