Senegal election: Early results point to tight race | JamiiForums | The Home of Great Thinkers

Dismiss Notice
You are browsing this site as a guest. It takes 2 minutes to CREATE AN ACCOUNT and less than 1 minute to LOGIN

Senegal election: Early results point to tight race

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by ByaseL, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. B

    ByaseL JF-Expert Member

    Feb 27, 2012
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Messages: 2,223
    Likes Received: 22
    Trophy Points: 135
    Early unconfirmed reports from Senegal's controversial presidential election indicate a tight race between incumbent Abdoulaye Wade and former Prime Minister Macky Sall.
    If no candidate wins an outright majority there will be a run-off.
    President Wade, 85, is seeking a third term in office despite serving a constitutional limit of two terms.
    A crowd at a polling station in the capital, Dakar, booed Mr Wade as he cast his vote.
    They could be heard shouting: "Get out, old man!"
    Mr Wade's decision to stand again has sparked weeks of violent protests, although polling day itself was largely peaceful.
    Early unofficial results showed Mr Wade with about 24% of the vote ahead of nearest rival Mr Sall on 21%.