DAKAR, Feb. 24, 2019 - Incumbent Senegalese president Macky Sall votes at a polling station in Fatick, Senegal, Feb. 24, 2019. Senegalese presidential election started Sunday at 08:00 local time (08:00 GMT) and 6.68 million registered voters are expected to cast their ballots throughout the country and abroad. Contesting for the presidential seat are incumbent president Macky Sall, former prime minister Idrissa Seck, former foreign minister Madicke Niang, academician Issa Fall, and former tax inspector Ousmane Sonko. Seck is seen by local media as the main challenger to Sall. A total of 15,397 polling stations are opened to the Senegalese voters at home, and 746 for those overseas.
Incumbent Senegalese president Macky Sall gives a speech to supporters before voting in Fatick, Senegal, Feb. 24, 2019.