People gather outside anti-establishment candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye's headquarters in Dakar on March 24, 2024 as results remain expected during the Senegalese presidential elections. Vote counting got under way on March 24, 2024 after Senegal's delayed presidential election that followed a political crisis and several years of unrest, with the two favourites both claiming confidence in an outright win. (Photo by Carmen Abd Ali / AFP)

After weeks of political unrest, people in Senegal are voting for a new president.

Seventeen candidates are on the ballot, each hoping to replace President Macky Sall who is barred from running again after reaching the two-term limit.

The election had been due to take place last month but Mr Sall postponed it, triggering deadly opposition protests and a democratic crisis.

Senegal had until then been praised as a bastion of democracy in West Africa.

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