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Vol 50 No 8

Published 17th April 2009


Senegal

Une affaire de famille

Voters in the local elections have turned down President Wade’s political plans for himself and his son Karim

Disaster has struck President Abdoulaye Wade’s coalition, led by his Parti Démocratique Sénégalais, at the polls on 22 March. The rural, municipal and regional elections marked his first big political setback since he was elected in 2000. The heaviest blow came in the capital, Dakar, where the opposition won the mayor’s post, the regional council and several small municipal councils.

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