SENEGAL VOTES FOR NEW PRESIDENT AFTER YEARS OF CRISIS.

The Senegalese has gone to the polls to elect a new president in an unpredictable race after three years of turmoil and political crisis.

Some 7.3 million voters are registered in the West African nation where two favourites have emerged: the ruling coalition’s former prime minister Amadou Ba and anti-establishment candidate Bassirou Faye.

They were both once tax inspectors but now appear to have little in common.

Both say they will claim a first-round victory — but a second round looks probable with 15 other candidates in the field, including a sole woman, at a date yet to be decided.

Former Dakar mayor Khalifa Sall, 68, is considered to have an outside chance.

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