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Ousmane Sonko’s PASTEF party banned

The Government of Senegal has banned PASTEF, the party of the leading oppostion figure Ousmane Sonko. This decision was announced in a press release signed by the Minister of Interior Antoine Dione on Monday, 31st July 2023. It is also indicated that “following the events which constitute a serious and permanent breach of the obligations of political parties and in accordance with the provisions of article 4 of the Constitution and article 4 of law n ° 81-17 of 06 May 1981 relating to political parties, amended by Law No. 89-36 of October 12, 1989, the political party PASTEF is dissolved by Decree No. 2023-1407 of July 31, 2023”. Consequently, the State announces that the assets of the dissolved party will be liquidated in accordance with the legal and regulatory provisions in force.

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