Voters in Senegal Pick a Parliament

Posted July 1st, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters in Senegal went to the polls Sunday to pick a new parliament.

Newly-elected President Macky Sall needs a majority of supporters to get approval for his legislative agenda, which includes job creation and bringing down food prices.

Witnesses say voter turnout Sunday was low. Results are expected in several days.

President Sall defeated long-time leader Abdoulaye Wade in March in an election marked by violence and controversy over whether Mr. Wade was entitled to run for a third term.