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Senegal top court confirms Faye's election victory

Senegal's Constitutional Council has confirmed the presidential election victory of opposition candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye, paving the way for his inauguration as the country's fifth president.

The top court on Friday validated provisional results announced on Wednesday based on vote tallies from 100 per cent of polling stations.

Faye won more than 54 per cent of votes in last Sunday's delayed presidential poll, with ruling coalition candidate Amadou Ba taking more than 35 per cent.

He is expected to be sworn in to replace outgoing President Macky Sall on April 2.