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Senegal, Republic of Congo, Kenya, Angola: The key elections of 2022

By Estelle Maussion, Mehdi Ba, Olivier Caslin, Romain Gras
Posted on Tuesday, 4 January 2022 18:43

João Lourenço at the École Polytechnique, 28 May 2018. © École polytechnique - J. Barande/Licence CC

Although at least four African countries have confirmed that they will be holding elections in 2022, but a number of others have yet to give an answer.

Senegal will be the first country to hold elections in 2022. The campaign is already in full swing for the municipal elections, which will be a full-scale rehearsal for the 2024 presidential elections.

Three other countries are also preparing for important elections:

Kenya will choose a new president;

Angola will also choose a new president, likely a re-election of João Lourenço;

And the Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) will vote in new members of parliament.

We have decided to focus on those four countries (Angola, Congo-Brazzaville, Kenya, and Senegal) as the situation remains unclear elsewhere.