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Senegal's Presidential Election: Broken Promises and Protests


Following President Abdoulaye Wade's decision to run for a third term and the Constitutional Court's ruling to make this possible, violent protests erupted across Senegal. As the country prepares to hold presidential elections on Sunday, February 26, Abigail Wilson, IFES Deputy Director for Africa, talks to us about Senegal's sophisticated electoral system, the preparations for the election and why the people were disappointed in Wade's decision to run again.