Schulz congratulates new President-elect Macky Sall of Senegal
The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz made the following statement on the Presidential elections in Senegal:
"I congratulate President-elect Macky Sall on his victory in the Presidential elections in Senegal.
After the tense election season, I particularly welcome the ongoing smooth and peaceful transition of power in Senegal and call on all parties to continue showing restraint.
I congratulate the Senegalese people, electoral authorities, party representatives and observers, civil society and media for the proper conduct of the polls.
Senegal is a key partner for the European Union and is one of the most stable countries in the region. Senegal's democratic tradition has been reinforced by the elections and by the process of smooth transition of Presidential powers."
Note to Editors:
The European Parliament sent an election observation mission to Senegal in the framework of the broader EU mission which is led by Thjis Berman MEP.
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