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Vol 48 No 5

Published 2nd March 2007


Wade gets his way

After the octogenarian President's electoral victory, the speculation about his successor will start

Two days after the 25 February election, President Abdoulaye Wade's supporters were celebrating noisily in Dakar's Place d'Indépendence and claiming victory. By 28 February, with most votes counted Wade had secured 55-56% of the vote according to official figures. That means Wade will avoid a much tougher test: a second round run-off in mid-March against either Idrissa Seck or Ousmane Tanor Dieng of the Parti Socialiste (PS).

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