Macky Sall biography and facts

Politician from Senegal

Macky Sall Macky Sall (born 11 December 1961) is a Senegalese politician who has been President of Senegal since April 2012. Under President Abdoulaye Wade, Sall was Prime Minister of Senegal from April 2004 to June 2007 and President of the National Assembly of Senegal from June 2007 to November 2008. He was the Mayor of Fatick from 2002 to 2008 and has held that post again since April 2009. Sall was a long-time member of the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS). After coming into conflict with Wade, he was removed from his post as President of the National Assembly in November 2008; he consequently founded his own party and joined the opposition. Placing second in the first round of the 2012 presidential election, he won the backing of other opposition candidates and prevailed over Wade in the second round of voting, held on 25 March 2012. Sall, a geological engineer by profession, was born in Fatick. He became Secretary-General of the PDS Regional Convention in Fatick in 1998 and served as the PDS National Secretary in charge of Mines and Industry. He was Special Advisor for Energy and Mines to President Abdoulaye Wade from 6 April 2000 to 12 May 2003, as well as Director-General of the  ( Wikipedia )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1961-12-11
Place of birth
Fatick
Nationality
Senegal
Spouse(s)
Marieme Faye
Profession
Politician

Employment

Company Job title From To
Petroleum Company of Senegal Director-General 2000-12 2001-07
Government of Senegal Minister of State for the Interior and Local Communities , Government Spokesman 2003-08
Government of Senegal Minister of Mines, Energy and Hydraulics 2001-05
Government of Senegal Prime Minister 2004-04
National Assembly President 2007-06
Presidency of Senegal Special Advisor for Energy and Mines 2000-04 2001-05

Political career

Party From To
Senegalese Democratic Party 2008-11
Alliance for the Republic 2008-12

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