Senegal prime minister sacked after poor election results

Senegal`s Prime Minister Aminata Toure has been sacked after her ruling party`s poor results in local elections last Sunday, a media report said Saturday.

IANS| Updated: Jul 05, 2014, 12:57 PM IST

London: Senegal`s Prime Minister Aminata Toure has been sacked after her ruling party`s poor results in local elections last Sunday, a media report said Saturday.

According to officials, Senegal`s President Macky Sall asked Toure to stand down, after less than a year in office, BBC reported.

Aminata Toure became the prime minister Sep 1, 2013, and and is the second woman prime minister of Senegal.

On Friday, she was dismissed as prime minister by parliament following her failure to win a seat from Dakar in Sunday`s local elections.
President Macky Sall signed a decree saying that Toure`s functions have been terminated.