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2012 Presidential Elections: Senegal

This is the third in a series of posts on the numerous presidential elections this year. The first two posts were on the elections in Taiwan and Russia.

The Senegalese can be happy today for a peaceful presidential election that ended with the loss of the current president, Abdoulaye Wade, to Macky Sall.

Around the world this is being hailed as a victory for democracy in Africa, due both to the peaceful nature of the transition and also the fact that Wade stepped down after 12 years. His attempt at a third term had sparked violent protest.

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