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President Wade to seek third term in office

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-12-23

Abdoulaye Wade, Senegal's 85-year-old president, has accepted his party's nomination to run for a third term in next year's presidential election, a day after one person died in clashes between his supporters and protesters opposed to his candidacy.

AFP - Senegal's 85-year-old president Abdoulaye Wade was nominated by his party on Friday as its candidate for February's presidential elections, the day after political clashes killed one person.

Wade, first elected president in 2000, accepted the nomination at a special meeting of delegates of his ruling Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) in Dakar.

Thursday's violence erupted on the eve of rival rallies by supporters of Wade and opposition protestors angered by his bid to seek a third term.

Local media reported the deadly shot may have been fired by the main opposition Socialist Party's youth wing leader in response to an attack by thugs hired by the ruling party.
 

Date created : 2011-12-23

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