Elections in Senegal: The February 26 Presidential Election

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21 Feb 2012

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Senegal’s upcoming presidential election, scheduled for February 26, will test the independence of the country’s electoral management bodies and its judiciary. As a model of democracy for other countries in West Africa, Senegal will be closely watched during its presidential election this Sunday.

To provide some background, IFES has put together a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs.) Among the issues addressed in Elections in Senegal: The February 26 Presidential Election are:

  • What is the opposition against the incumbent President Wade’s candidacy?
  • What is the role of the Senegalese judiciary?
  • How are these elections structured?

To read Elections in Senegal: The February 26 Presidential Election, click here.

To learn more about IFES’ programs in Senegal, please click here.

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