3 Three other seats were won by three small coalitions, that could serve as kingmakers.
4 It is the first time since the historically stable West African country’s independence in 1960 that the ruling party’s camp has lost its absolute majority and will have to rely on other forces in parliament to pass legislation.
6 Opposition parties had already begun gaining momentum in municipal elections in January, when they won major cities including the capital Dakar, Ziguinchor in the south and Thies in the west.
7 For Sunday’s vote, the main opposition coalition, Yewwi Askan Wi (which means “Liberate the People” in Wolof), formed an alliance with the Wallu Senegal (“Save Senegal”) coalition, led by former president Abdoulaye Wade.
8 They won 56 and 24 seats, respectively.
9 Yewwi Askan Wi’s highest-profile member, Ousmane Sonko, came third in the 2019 presidential election.
10 He was prevented from running in Sunday’s vote over a technicality.