Amadou Mame Diop (born 18 July 1965) is a Senegalese politician and President and Speaker of the National Assembly of Senegal since 12 September 2022.[1][2] He is also mayor of the municipality of Richard-Toll (northern Senegal) and the Managing Director of Société Aménagement de la Petite Côte.[2][3][4]

Amadou Mame Diop
President of the National Assembly
Assumed office
12 September 2022
Preceded byMoustapha Niasse
Personal details
Born (1965-07-18) 18 July 1965 (age 58)
Political partyAlliance for the Republic
Alma materCheikh Anta Diop University

Education

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Diop holds a doctorate in pharmacy from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar and a DESS in pharmacy distribution and management.

Professional background

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Diop is a community pharmacist and pharmacy owner in the city of Richard-Toll. He was the general manager of the company for the development and promotion of the coasts and tourist areas of Senegal between 2021 and 2022.

Political background

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Diop made his political debut in 2008 with the creation of the Alliance for the Republic by Macky Sall. In July 2012, he was elected deputy on the Dagana departmental list of the Benno Bokk Yakaar coalition, of which he is a member of the parliamentary group. During his tenure, he was a member of the WAEMU Interparliamentary Committee.

Since July 2012, Diop has been mayor of the municipality of Richard-Toll.

He was re-elected deputy in the legislative elections of 2022 and was elected President of the National Assembly on September 12, 2022, thus becoming the second personality of the State. His election to the presidency of the Assembly came as a surprise: the main contenders for the presidency, including Aminata Touré, head of the APR list in the legislative elections, are not retained by the coalition.

References

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  1. ^ Ahmed, Abdulateef (13 September 2022). "Senegalese Parliament Appoint Amadou Mame Diop as Speaker". News Central TV. Retrieved 21 October 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Dr Amadou Mame DIOP, nouveau président de l'Assemblée nationale". National Assembly of Senegal. Retrieved 21 October 2022.
  3. ^ "Chaos in Senegal's parliament as MPs elect speaker". West Africa Democracy Radio. Retrieved 21 October 2022.
  4. ^ "Senegal's Parliament Elects New Speaker Over Bid to Block Vote". Bloomberg. Retrieved 21 October 2022.