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Vol 42 No 11

Published 1st June 2001


Wade's blue wave

The President now has a supportive parliament as well as government

The first year of 'transition' in partnership with Prime Minister Moustapha Niasse was difficult. Niasse's dismissal in March and now the parliamentary elections of 29 April have given President Abdoulaye Wade a much clearer hold on both executive and legislature. His coalition, known as Sopi (Change) or 'les Bleus' (the Blues) and led by his own Parti Démocratique Sénégalais, won by a landslide, taking 28 of the 30 départements and 89 of the 120 seats in the Assemblée Nationale.

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