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

Aminata Touré, former Senegalese Prime Minister, former MP.


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The former Prime Minister, ex-loyal to President Macky Sall, had slammed the door of the majority last September.

Now a presidential candidate scheduled for 2024, she denounces an “ 

exclusion in total violation of the law 



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With our correspondent in Dakar,

Charlotte Idrac

It was urgently 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 internal regulations of the Assembly, which stipulate that " 

a deputy who leaves his party is automatically stripped of his mandate 


According to the parliamentarian, " 

ten members of the office voted for

 " the forfeiture of Aminata Touré's mandate, " 

including members of the Wallu

 " Senegal opposition coalition of former President Abdoulaye Wade, and " 

6 voted against 


Long close to the head of state, head of the majority list for the July legislative elections, "Mimi" Touré, as she nicknamed, left the Benno Bokk Yaakaar group last September to become an unregistered deputy.

She had denounced the surprise choice 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 hobbyhorse.

In a first reaction, Aminata Touré said she was " 

determined to continue her fight for democracy and against an attempt at a third term



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