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Senegal: Abdoulaye Wade and the Goblet of Power…THE END

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Last night in Senegal, after the voting was declared closed, before anything close to an official result of the presidential stand off between Macky Sall and Abdoulaye Wade, an unexpected turn of events took place….Wade phoned his former right hand man Sall to congratulate him on his victory!

After the bloody protests that took place after Wade was allowed to run for a third term, a simple phone call might just save the day. An honorable, selfless and considerate deed seems to have put Senegal in the ranks of democratic countries once more, for now at least…the shock still remains! What could’ve prompted Wade to admit defeat so early, regardless of the provisional poll results made available by the media? Grey prospects of a potential third term seemed obvious after Sall managed to get the support of all other first round candidates and was clearly the favorite, so maybe this is just Wade’s way of making his “grand” exit. We will have to wait for further developments to see.

Until the official results will be available, the race that seemed to be focused more on whether or not Wade will win seems to be over. No cause for protests, but a lot of reasons to celebrate for the majority of Senegalese. More than just fighting a man, they fought for a cause and it has paid off.

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Written by fashionroseblog

March 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm

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  1. last but not least frate

    Abdoul Lamine Diallo

    March 26, 2012 at 6:02 pm


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