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Faye Officially Declared Winner Of Senegal’s Presidential Election
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Following the conclusion of collation of votes, Diomaye Faye has officially been declared winner of the presidential election in Senegal, winning 54.28% of votes in the first round.
Reports from the country’s vote counting commission, stated that Faye placed well ahead of the governing coalition’s candidate, former prime minister Amadou Ba, who had 35.79% of the votes.
The victory for Faye, who was only freed from prison 10 days before the election, still has to be validated by Senegal’s top constitutional body, which could happen in a few days.
The 44 year old Faye, is set to become the youngest president in Senegal’s history.
It would be the first time since independence from France in 1960 that an opponent has won in the first round.

Still on the foreign scene
Baltimore bridge collapse: Divers find two bodies in submerged truck
The bodies of two people have been recovered from a red pickup truck, which was submerged under the water where the Baltimore bridge collapsed
Eight construction workers were on the bridge when a ship struck it, plunging them into the waters below.
Two of the workers were rescued on the day, but the search continues for the other four - all presumed dead.
Four of the six victims of the bridge collapse have been named so far.
At a press conference on Wednesday, Maryland State Police identified Alejandro Hernandez Fuentes, 35, and Dorlian Ronial Castillo Cabrera, 26, as the two workers recovered by divers from inside the truck.
Official said divers are now using sonar scans and believe that vehicles that may contain other bodies are "encased in superstructure and concrete" that came down from the bridge.

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