Initially scheduled for December 1, 2019, the municipal elections were postponed by the political commission of the national dialogue this Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Indeed, it is at the end of a meeting between the cellular commission and some members of the opposition that this decision to postpone the elections was taken, a decision motivated by the delay of the topics to be addressed to reach a consensus before said elections.
The commission wished by this action, to give itself the time to produce a work of quality to guarantee a political framework and to ensure transparent elections, according to General Mamadou Niang in charge of the cellular commission.
However, a good part of the opposition refutes this thesis and once again confirms a cash flow problem currently facing the Senegalese government.
According to Ousmane Sonko, the leader of Pastef-les Patriotes and the opponent of President Macky Sall during the presidential elections of February 24, 2019, the real problem with the postponement of these municipal elections remains and remains more than ever a financial problem. which the present government is struggling to solve.
However, the political commission responsible for the national dialogue has no idea of a compromise with the government over the wish to postpone these elections and is committed to finding a suitable period for holding these elections.
For the moment no date has been retained for the organization of this crucial ballot