MCC takes seriously its partner countries’ commitment to accountable, democratic governance. Free, fair and competitive elections are one extremely visible reflection of that commitment. MCC respects both the democratic and electoral processes in Senegal, as well as the rights of individuals to peaceful political participation. We are closely monitoring the events in Senegal, in coordination with our colleagues at the US embassy in Dakar. MCC looks forward to seeing all sectors of Senegalese society reject violence in favor of a full and active democratic process.