The Senegalese president seeks to restore the post of prime minister, which was removed in 2019

Senegalese President Macky Sall this Wednesday expressed his willingness to undertake a “revision” of the constitution in order to restore the post of prime minister that was removed from the 2019 reform.

Sall has informed the Council of Ministers of his intention to initiate a review of the Magna Carta in order to adapt the organization of the executive branch “to a new economic and socio-political environment”, according to one of the Senegalese agency APS. collected explanation.

In addition, the reinstatement of the office would involve a review of executive-legislative relations, particularly with regard to the government’s responsibility to the General Assembly, while “the power to dissolve it (the assembly) remains” with the President of the country “.

The Senegalese president seeks to restore the post of prime minister, which was removed in 2019
The Senegalese president seeks to restore the post of prime minister, which was removed in 2019

In May 2019, the Senegalese National Assembly passed the draft constitutional reform bill that would abolish the office of prime minister.

With this review of the governance structure, the country’s president should “be in close contact with the level of application, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public policies,” as Justice Minister Malick Sall emphasized.

However, the measure was criticized by the opposition, who denounced that some of the Chamber’s powers would be suspended and that the constitutional amendment was implemented “without any form of consultation”.

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