Stiff challenges await Senegal's new leader

President-elect Macky Sall says working on steep cost of living will be high on his agenda.



    Senegal, the only country in West Africa that did not suffer a military coup, has added yet another feather to its cap.

    The country saw a peaceful run-off presidential election on Monday with opposition candidate Macky Sall defeating incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade.

    Fifty-year-old Sall is working on forming a new government.

    Working fast on the steep cost of living is high on the agenda, Sall told Al Jazeera.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Dakar.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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