A Peep Into Senegal President-Elect’s Marital Life


BASSIROU Diomaye Faye, Senegal’s President-elect, brings a unique aspect to the political landscape with two First Ladies, symbolizing the country’s cultural and religious diversity.

Married to Marie Khone Faye, a Christian, and Absa Faye, a Muslim, Faye embodies the practice of polygamy prevalent in Senegalese society.

Bassirou Diomaye Faye

Marie Khone, who has four children with Faye, is described as a veiled and devout woman, while Absa, who has no children with Faye, adds to the family’s cultural and geographical diversity.

The harmonious coexistence of the two wives alongside Bassirou Diomaye Faye highlights the complexity and richness of family relationships in contemporary Senegalese society, showcasing the importance of accepting and embracing diversity in leadership and society.


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