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Senegal's Abdoulaye Wade backs down on run-off

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    VIKWAZO JF-Expert Member

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    The police eventually managed to restore order

    Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade has dropped some of his planned constitutional changes, officials say.

    He no longer wants to reduce the proportion of votes needed to win a presidential election, and avoid a run-off, from more than 50% to 25%.

    As MPs met in the capital, Dakar, to discuss the planned amendments, riot police used tear gas and water cannon against demonstrators outside.

    The bill also creates the elected position of a vice-president.

    Government spokesmen Serigne Mbacke Ndiaye said Mr Wade had abandoned the idea of reducing the threshold to win a presidential election to 25%, Reuters news agency reports.

    According to the AFP news agency, Justice Minister Cheikh Tidiane Sy informed MPs about the decision.

    Clouds of tear gas hovered over the square in front of the National Assembly, where lawmakers had gathered on Thursday, AP news agency reports.


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    Critics fear Abdoulaye Wade (l) will make his son (r) vice-president

    Critics had said the run-off amendments were designed to ensure that Mr Wade, 85, was re-elected next year.

    Mr Wade first came to power in democratic polls more than a decade ago but he is now facing growing anger at daily electricity cuts and the rising cost of living.

    BBC West Africa correspondent Thomas Fessy says many people also fear that Mr Wade intends to give the role of vice-president to his son Karim, who is already a powerful minister in the current administration.

    They say Mr Wade could then step down and hand power to his son.

    The governments says the proposed new post is aimed at reinforcing democracy by sharing power between the president and vice-president.

    Riot police also clashed with protesters earlier this week, while world-famous Senegalese singer Youssou Ndour urged the government to "see sense".


    source BBC

     
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    xman Senior Member

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    yani viongozi wa kiafrica "kusoma hawajui na picha hawaoni" zee zima utazani linabusara kwamba kashaongoza zaidi ya decade inatosha apumzike awaachie wengine lakini "hapana" lazima na mtoto wake apite kwenye iko kiti be serious BABU angalia wenzako ivory coast na in arab countries wanavyotolewa mkuku katika uongozi.
     
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    wengi wa hawa viongozi ni wafalmu katika fikra zao
    walijua ni maisha na familia zao lazima zipate
     
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    xman Senior Member

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    yani unavyosema ni sawasawa mi uwaga nakaa najiuliza hivi Afrca tulilogwa na nani, maana kabla ujawa kiongozi mtu atamake a lot of promises sasa akishapata huo uongozi ni balaaa, atakumbuka familia yake, jamaa, ndugu, marafiki wa karibu yani ni matatizo
     
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    hawa viongozi wengi ni wezi wanapokutana kwenye vikao mbali mbali vya afrika wanafundishana ujinga wa kuendelea kuibia bara.
    mbinu yao kubwa ni kupandikiza viongozi kutoka familia zao au wanaowataka ili kulinda uchafu wao
     
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    lina sura mbaya kaa ******
     
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