Mahammad Boun Abdallah Dionne returns as Senegal PM
President Macky Sall has re-appointed Mahammad Boun Abdallah Dionne to the post of Prime Minister of Senegal, the Presidency announced in Dakar on Wednesday.
"Under the decree 2017-1531 dated 6 September 2017 and in conformity with the Constitution, in particular articles 43 and 49, Macky Sall, President of the Republic, appointed Mr. Mahammad Boun Abdallah Dionne Prime Minister of the Republic of Senegal» a statement from the Presidency declared.
Macky Sall is now expected to announce the other appointees in Senegal's new government on Thursday.
Prime Minister Dionne submitted Tuesday the resignation of the government he led to Macky Sall, who accepted it. Dionne was first appointed to the post on 6 July 2014, and on Tuesday congratulated his cabinet colleagues for the “laudable work they fulfilled” under his leadership.
During Senegal’s last legislative elections held on July 30, the list of the presidential majority Benno Bokk Yakaar that Dionne led obtained 125 seats out of the 165 up for grabs in Senegal’s National Assembly.
Prime Minister Dionne, who began his career in France in 1983, holds several degrees, including a post-graduate diploma in International Economics and Globalization.
He also worked at the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO).
Prior to becoming premier, he was the coordinator at the Office for the Monitoring of the Plan for Senegal’s Emergence (BOSSE).