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February 28, 2000 | From Associated Press
Voters cast ballots in Senegal's presidential election Sunday as rebel attacks and political unrest threatened one of Africa's few enduring democracies. The contest pitting President Abdou Diouf against seven challengers is the country's most contentious in decades after 40 years of rule by the Socialist Party. Electoral officials said late Sunday night that a provisional count could be released today.
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March 26, 2012 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
LAGOS, Nigeria - Incumbent Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade's move to swiftly concede defeat after Sunday's presidential runoff election is being viewed as a major positive step for democracy in a region better known for military coups and violence-tinged election campaigns. Wade, 85, who faced a massive public backlash after defying a constitutional provision limiting presidential terms to two, was defeated by a former ally, Macky Sall, 50. Wade, who had been in power for 12 years, was seeking a third term despite his age and the fact that he developed the two-term limit.
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March 21, 2000 | From Associated Press
President Abdou Diouf conceded Monday that longtime rival Abdoulaye Wade defeated him in Senegal's weekend elections, marking a triumph for democratic change on a continent plagued by fraudulent balloting, coups and civil wars. Thousands took to the streets in the capital, Dakar, to celebrate what was once unthinkable in Africa--a sitting president admitting an election loss.
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March 21, 2000 | From Associated Press
President Abdou Diouf conceded Monday that longtime rival Abdoulaye Wade defeated him in Senegal's weekend elections, marking a triumph for democratic change on a continent plagued by fraudulent balloting, coups and civil wars. Thousands took to the streets in the capital, Dakar, to celebrate what was once unthinkable in Africa--a sitting president admitting an election loss.
NEWS
March 1, 1988
President Abdou Diouf arrested his chief political rival and imposed an overnight curfew on Dakar, Senegal's capital, after violent riots erupted over the unofficial results of the country's presidential election. Diouf, 52, who claimed victory for a second five-year term in the Sunday election, declared a state of emergency when violence broke out between police and supporters of opposition leader Abdoulaye Wade.
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February 27, 2000 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When voters in Senegal go to the polls today, their main dilemma will be whether to allow a veteran politician who has been in office for almost 20 years to continue to rule or whether to give their West African nation a taste of new power. The Socialist Party of President Abdou Diouf has ruled Senegal since the nation's independence from France in 1960, and the incumbent, who's been at the country's helm since 1981, is seeking another seven-year term.
NEWS
January 16, 1989 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, Times Staff Writer
On the pink-splashed walls of the university buildings the slogans survive, scrawled in black: " La Lutte Continue ," " A Bas le Fascisme ." The struggle goes on. Down with fascism. "That's from before," said Mamadou Bocoum from his mildewy dormitory room at one end of a dank hallway. "Before we ended the strike." Bocoum is 26 and his eyes were bright with triumph.
NEWS
May 12, 1988 | From Reuters
Opposition leader Abdoulaye Wade was given a one-year suspended jail term Wednesday on charges of inciting widespread riots after last February's presidential election in Senegal. Wade was arrested immediately after losing the Feb. 28 election to President Abdou Diouf. The vote count showed Diouf with 73% and Wade with 26%. The opposition said the vote was rigged, and there were widespread riots in Dakar.
NEWS
June 28, 1987 | From Reuters
President Abdou Diouf announced Saturday that voters in this West African nation will go to the polls in general elections next Feb. 28.
WORLD
March 26, 2012 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
LAGOS, Nigeria - Incumbent Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade's move to swiftly concede defeat after Sunday's presidential runoff election is being viewed as a major positive step for democracy in a region better known for military coups and violence-tinged election campaigns. Wade, 85, who faced a massive public backlash after defying a constitutional provision limiting presidential terms to two, was defeated by a former ally, Macky Sall, 50. Wade, who had been in power for 12 years, was seeking a third term despite his age and the fact that he developed the two-term limit.
NEWS
February 28, 2000 | From Associated Press
Voters cast ballots in Senegal's presidential election Sunday as rebel attacks and political unrest threatened one of Africa's few enduring democracies. The contest pitting President Abdou Diouf against seven challengers is the country's most contentious in decades after 40 years of rule by the Socialist Party. Electoral officials said late Sunday night that a provisional count could be released today.
NEWS
February 27, 2000 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When voters in Senegal go to the polls today, their main dilemma will be whether to allow a veteran politician who has been in office for almost 20 years to continue to rule or whether to give their West African nation a taste of new power. The Socialist Party of President Abdou Diouf has ruled Senegal since the nation's independence from France in 1960, and the incumbent, who's been at the country's helm since 1981, is seeking another seven-year term.
NEWS
January 16, 1989 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, Times Staff Writer
On the pink-splashed walls of the university buildings the slogans survive, scrawled in black: " La Lutte Continue ," " A Bas le Fascisme ." The struggle goes on. Down with fascism. "That's from before," said Mamadou Bocoum from his mildewy dormitory room at one end of a dank hallway. "Before we ended the strike." Bocoum is 26 and his eyes were bright with triumph.
NEWS
May 12, 1988 | From Reuters
Opposition leader Abdoulaye Wade was given a one-year suspended jail term Wednesday on charges of inciting widespread riots after last February's presidential election in Senegal. Wade was arrested immediately after losing the Feb. 28 election to President Abdou Diouf. The vote count showed Diouf with 73% and Wade with 26%. The opposition said the vote was rigged, and there were widespread riots in Dakar.
NEWS
March 1, 1988
President Abdou Diouf arrested his chief political rival and imposed an overnight curfew on Dakar, Senegal's capital, after violent riots erupted over the unofficial results of the country's presidential election. Diouf, 52, who claimed victory for a second five-year term in the Sunday election, declared a state of emergency when violence broke out between police and supporters of opposition leader Abdoulaye Wade.
NEWS
June 28, 1987 | From Reuters
President Abdou Diouf announced Saturday that voters in this West African nation will go to the polls in general elections next Feb. 28.
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