Decree No. 2016-261 February 18, 2016

Original Language Title: Décret n° 2016-261 du 18 février 2016

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Department of the Interior and of the safety public order No. 2016-261 February 18, 2016 Decree No. 2016-261 of February 18, 2016, fixing the date of a referendum and the convening of the electoral body the President of the Republic, pursuant to the Constitution particularly article 51;
Pursuant to law organic No. 92-23 of May 30, 1992 on the Constitutional Council.
Having regard to the Electoral Code;
Having regard to decision No. 1/C/2016 12 February 2016 of the Constitutional Council;
Having regard to the opinion of the President of the National Assembly by 18 January 2016 on the draft revision of the Constitution;



Ordained: Article 1. -A constitutional referendum will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

S. 2. - the electorate is convened Sunday, March 20, 2016 to meet overall, yes or no, by a majority of the votes cast, the draft revision of the constitution.

The vote of military and paramilitary bodies will take place on Saturday 12 and Sunday, March 13, 2016.

S. 3 - the poll is open in 8 hours and closed at 6 p.m..

However, to facilitate their participation in the referendum to the voters, prefects, sub-prefects and the heads of diplomatic missions or consular may make by-laws in order to delay the time of closing of the poll.


S. 4. - the Minister of the Armed Forces, the Minister of the Interior and public security, the keeper of the seals, Minister of Justice, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and for Senegalese living abroad, the Minister of economy and finance, are responsible each in relation to the implementation of this Decree which shall be published in the Official Journal.

Made in Dakar, February 18, 2016 Macky SALL.
By the President of the Republic: the Prime Minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah DIONNE