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Senegal's vote in favour

The coalition ruling one of Africa's more stable nations has out-performed expectations in recent polls, giving assurance to the hydrocarbons sector

A sweeping victory for the ruling party in Senegal's parliamentary elections has reinforced the power of President Macky Sall, enhancing chances of political continuity in the oil and gas-rich West African nation beyond the next presidential elections, scheduled for 2019. Since Sall was elected for a seven-year term in 2012, the geological engineer and former head of state energy company Petrosen has laid the foundations for Senegal to become a hydrocarbons producer. His party's victory will be welcomed by international oil companies operating in one of the region's best functioning democracies. The ruling coalition won nearly 50% of the vote in the 20 July elections and took 125 seats in

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