44-year-old Faye sworn in as Senegalese president

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Former opposition candidate, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, has been sworn in as Senegal’s youngest president.

Faye,, who formally became the President on Tuesday, got a first-round victory on a pledge of radical reform 10 days after he was released from prison.

Faye took over from immediate past president Macky Sall in an event witnessed by African leaders in the new town of Diamniadio, near the capital Dakar.

Nigeria’s President and the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of States and Government, Bola Ahmed Tinubu also attended.

“Before God and the Senegalese nation, I swear to faithfully fulfil the office of President of the Republic of Senegal,” the 44-year-old said before hundreds of officials.

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