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Victory for democracy in Senegal

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After trying to amend the constitution so that he can cling to power for a third term in office Abdoulaye Wade finally conceded defeat in a presidential run-off. Mr. Wade accepted that Macky Sall defeated him in the Sunday election run-off.  Mr. Wade’s third term bid was marred with violent protests, which left some people dead. After former Zambian president Rupiya Banda, who accepted defeat and transferred power peacefully, the Senegalese president has shown some maturity by handing over power without further violence and bloodshed.

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