By Diadie Ba and Bate Felix

DAKAR (Reuters) – The Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) on Friday said it had officially requested a postponement of the Feb. 25 presidential election, citing incidents it alleged had compromised the transparency and integrity of the vote.

PDS is the former ruling party of Abdoulaye Wade. Their candidate, Wade’s son Karim, was disqualified from the race to succeed President Macky Sall over his supposed dual nationality.

In a statement, PDS listed concerns with the constitutional court’s decision-making, the elimination of candidates and other issues that it said had derailed the race.

The push for a postponement “is part of our desire to preserve the integrity and transparency of the process,” it said.

(Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Diane Craft)

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