Senegal has begun choosing the candidates for next year’s presidential elections, with more than 70 people declaring their intention to run. The shortlisting process is to select hopeful candidates when they secure a minimum level of support through a public endorsement process. The endorsement phase will last for two months. Designed to test a potential candidate’s viability, it requires them to collect signatures demonstrating support from at least 0.6 percent of the electorate, 13 members of the National Assembly, or 120 mayors and heads of regional councils. Among those who have declared their candidacy so far are six of the eight last prime ministers of Senegal, including the current one, Amadou Ba. Pray that the Senegalese will believe in the rule and reign of God to have good rulers and experience goodness in life (The Bible, Romans 6:4).