Senegal: Macky Sall appoints Amadou Ba new Premier
Senegalese President Macky Sall named Amadou Ba as the country’s new Prime Minister, a position abolished in 2019.
A statement on state-run national television RTS said Sall has dissolved the government and appointed Ba as the new Prime Minister.
Ba, is a close aide of the President. He has served in multiple positions under Sall as finance minister between 2013 and 2019 before becoming foreign minister in 2019 until 2020.
The appointment came five days after the parliament resumed activities and elected another ally of Senegalese leader as Speaker following July’s tense legislative elections.
Sall’s coalition managed to win the election but was only able to keep its absolute majority with the support of an opposition MP.
The post of Prime Minister was abolished in 2019 following the reelection of Sall but was reinstated last year.