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Prime Minister Ousmane Sonko leads Senegal's newly formed government, which has 25 ministries.

With President Bassirou Diomaye Faye's overwhelming victory in March elections, Senegal's political landscape undergoes a dramatic change as Prime Minister Ousmane Sonko announces the creation of a new government on Friday. The new cabinet will be comprised of 25 ministers and 5 junior ministers.

A new era in Senegal's government has begun with President Faye's approval of the cabinet composition. Key ally Sonko will serve as prime minister under the new leader, who replaced former President Macky Sall, who served for 12 years.

Anxiously, observers are keeping a careful eye on the new government, particularly in light of President Faye's dramatic reform pledges during the campaign, which included possible modifications to the CFA franc, the single currency of West Africa.


President Faye has shown a proactive approach to governance by pledging to conduct audits in the mining, oil, and gas industries, despite a small shift in position about the currency.

Cheikh Diba, who was formerly the head of budget programming for the finance ministry, was one of the important appointments made to the new administration.

Appointed as the minister of economics, Abdourahmane Sarr is well-suited to handle Senegal's economic environment.

The oil and energy ministry will be headed by Birame Souleye Diop, a former vice president of the now-dissolved Pastef party led by Sonko and Faye. Diop will offer a wealth of expertise and insight to the critical industry.

Additionally, two generals have been given important positions, serving as ministers of defence and the interior, highlighting the government's focus on stability and security.

As Senegal begins a new chapter under President Faye's leadership, revealing the makeup of the cabinet paves the way for tackling national objectives and keeping election pledges in the face of high public expectations.


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