Senegal’s Constitutional Council on Thursday overturned the postponement of this month’s presidential election, a historic decision that opens up a realm of uncertainty for the traditionally stable West African nation.

President Macky Sall’s decision earlier this month to postpone the February 25 poll plunged Senegal into its worst crisis in decades, sparking widespread outcry and prompting deadly protests.

Parliament later approved the delay until December 15, but only after security forces stormed the building and removed some opposition lawmakers who opposed the bill.

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