Serhat TUNAR -TDO- President of Senegal Macky Sall, who started his second term in April, announced that he could lift the prime minister in recent months. The constitutional amendment draft, which envisions the abolition of the prime minister's office, was discussed and adopted in the parliament.
The ruling party claims that the constitutional amendment will enable the president to work faster and achieve its goals, while opposition parties argue that this law will be given too much power to the president.
Following the eight-hour debate in parliament, the constitutional amendment was adopted with a large number of votes. The law envisaging the abolition of the prime minister will come into force after the signature of President Macky Sall.
As it is known, Senegal was ruled in 1963-1970 during the reign of former President Leopold Senghor and in 1983-1991 during the reign of former President Abdou Diouf without a prime minister.