Senegal's incumbent President Macky Sall casts his vote during the presidential election at a polling station in Fatick, Senegal, Feb. 24, 2019.
Senegal's incumbent President Macky Sall casts his vote during the presidential election at a polling station in Fatick, Senegal, Feb. 24, 2019.

Senegal's electoral commission says that President Macky Sall has won a second term in office with more than 58 percent of the vote.
 
It was not immediately clear if the top opposition candidates would accept the results announced Thursday afternoon or would pursue a legal challenge.

A Senegalese woman picks up voting cards before casting her ballot at a polling station in Dakar, Senegal, Sunday Feb. 24, 2019.
Senegal Election Commission Warns Against Early Calls
Senegal’s electoral commission on Monday urged presidential candidates and their supporters to avoid making premature declarations about the outcome of Sunday’s vote.The call came after Senegal’s prime minister claimed that the party’s unofficial results showed incumbent president Macky Sall had won re-election. That declaration was rejected however by two opposition candidates who asserted the vote would go to a runoff.Senegal’s electoral commission said that the Feb.

Sall needed a majority of the vote in Sunday's first round in order to avoid a runoff, and ultimately received 58.27 percent.
 
Earlier this week opposition candidates Idrissa Seck and Ousmane Sonko had disputed media reports of unofficial results that showed Sall had won re-election.
 
According to the provisional results, Seck took 20.50 percent of the vote, while Sonko took 15.67.
 
The opposition scheduled a news conference to immediately follow the announcement of official results.