Senegal: President Begins Bid for Controversial Third Term | Africa | English

Senegal’s presidential election campaign is officially underway with 13 candidates seeking to prevent President Abdoulaye Wade from winning a controversial third term in the February 26 election. Eight opposition candidates opened their campaigns ahead of Senegal’s first-round presidential vote under a single banner and a single agenda. “Respect for the constitution at the start of this campaign necessitates the repeal of the candidacy of President Abdoulaye Wade,” said presidential candidate Macky Sall. The recent rally at Obelisk Square in Dakar marked a drastic shift from earlier gatherings there. 

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