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The Republic of Senegal: Introductory Note

Alioune B. Fall
Edited By: Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa

© 2019 Oxford University Press

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 November 2019

Senegal has been regarded as a peaceful and democratic country. It has also been considered to be a ‘democratic showcase’ on the African continent. Although such a perception may be exaggerated, it is however historically and politically justified. One of the remarkable moments of Senegal’s political and institutional history remains the peaceful alternation of power that occurred in 2000, the first since the country’s independence from France in 1960. President Wade took over the reins of power in Senegal after twenty years of political struggle in the...
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