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Vol 50 No 10

Published 15th May 2009


Senegal

Wade dynasty

By promoting his son Karim Wade into the government of new Prime Minister Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye on 1 May, President Abdoulaye Wade has revived his project for a hereditary presidency. Until the local elections of 22 March, when the opposition swept the board in most large towns (AC Vol 50 No 8), Wade had hoped to make his son Mayor of Dakar, the capital. The electorate said otherwise but the hope lives on.

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