July 1, 2012, midnight
Political parties aligned with Senegalese President Macky SALL won a majority of seats in the country's National Assembly on Sunday. SALL was elected president in March, defeating longtime incumbent Abdoulaye WADE. In the 150-member National Assembly, 90 MPs are elected through plurality vote in multi-member constituencies while 60 are elected through closed-list proportional representation. This was the first election since a 2010 reform, implemented by WADE, which mandates party lists contain an equal number of male and female candidates, presented in an alternating manner.