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Senegal's Wade to face runoff

Feb. 25, 2012, midnight


Senegal's National Census Commission announced on Wednesday that President Abdoulaye WADE will face his former prime minister, Macky SALL, in a March 25 runoff election. WADE, who is running for a third term, faced SALL and 12 other candidates in the first round of presidential elections on Saturday. Provisional results show that WADE finished in first place with 34.82 percent of votes, while SALL came in second with 26.5 percent. Opposition figures have criticized WADE, saying a third term is unconstitutional following a 2001 reform that limits presidents to two terms.


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