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Abdoulaye Wade

Date of Birth: 29/05/1926


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Weakened president in troubled waters

Two MPs of the opposition coalition Yewwi Askan wi (YAW) played major roles: Dakar mayor Bathélémy Dias who gained notoriety back in 2012 when he was mayor of the Dakar suburb of Mermoz and was filmed shooting at former President Abdoulaye Wade's vigilante groups attempting to blockade his office (AC Vol 53 No 3 Wade digs his heels in) and Guy Marius Sagna a firebrand anti-Sall and anti-France activist based in the Casamance capital of Ziguinchor with a history of violent protest...

Shades of WadeSenegalese voters are very attached to their national institutions and made this clear 10 years ago when Abdoulaye Wade Sall's predecessor and political mentor went against constitutional term limits by standing for a third term...

Another surprise sprung by the legislative elections was the resurgence of Abdoulaye Wade now 96 heading the Wallu Sénégal coalition with his own Parti démocratique sénégalais at its centre...

If anything the opposite has happened: people have become highly sceptical of such accusations given Sall's efforts to eliminate political competitors by using Senegal's legal system most notably Abdoulaye Wade's son Karim and the former mayor of Dakar Khalifa Sall...


BBY suffers poll backlash

Provisional results confirm the dominance in most urban areas of the opposition alliance of Yewwi Askan Wi led by Ousmane Sonko and Khalifa Sall and the Wallu movement of 96-year-old former President Abdoulaye Wade (AC Vol 63 No 11)...


Macky Sall faces the third-term curse

8% of the vote to defeat President Abdoulaye Wade in March 2012 (AC Vol 53 No 7 Senegal ousts Wade)...

In 2012 Sall was swept to office on a wave of public fury at President Abdoulaye Wade's attempt to win a third term...

More problematically the Yewwi alliance has recently agreed an electoral pact with the Wallu alliance built around the Parti démocratique sénégalais (PDS) of former President Abdoulaye Wade...

Former President Abdoulaye Wade leads for Wallu...


At each other's throats

That has been crucial to Macky's political survival since the euphoria that surrounded his spectacular 2012 defeat of incumbent head of state Abdoulaye Wade rapidly faded among the argumentative and power-sceptical dakarois...


Macky Sall buys some time

Tables turnedToday's crisis is a turning of the tables for Macky Sall who nine years ago was himself the popular opposition challenger defeating President Abdoulaye Wade who had super-promoted his son Karim and then fudged the rules to run for a third term...


Opposition out of sorts

Ex-President Abdoulaye Wade's imposition of his son Karim as his number two and de facto leader of his Parti Démocratique Sénégalais (PDS) has provoked a deep split in the movement...


An oily threat to Sall

In 2014 ex-President Abdoulaye Wade accused President Sall's brother of 'owning 30% of Senegal's oil' with Timis and Africa Confidential then reported that the deal was under scrutiny by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (AC Vol 56 No 18 Timis under scrutiny)...

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Sall romps home

Sall also did poorly in the centre home of the Mouride Brotherhood but he could not overcome their memory of him as the man who deposed their great patron and friend former President Abdoulaye Wade...


Macky wants first round KO

In protest at the exclusion of his son Karim as a presidential candidate – because of an unpaid fine and non-residence in Senegal – ex-President Abdoulaye Wade has called on supporters of his Parti démocratique sénégalais (PDS) to set fire to ballot boxes to prevent this weekend's vote taking place (AC Vol 60 No 1 Sall safe for second term)...


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