Bassirou Faye sworn in as Senegal president

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Bassirou Diomaye Faye, a left-winger, was sworn in as Senegal’s youngest president on Tuesday after winning a first-round election on a platform of radical reform 10 days after being released from prison.

“Before God and the Senegalese nation, I swear to faithfully fulfil the office of President of the Republic of Senegal,” the 44-year-old stated in front of hundreds of officials and several African heads of state at an exposition hall in the new town of Diamniadio near the capital Dakar.