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Date:28 Jan 2012
Senegal: Wade cleared to run for 3rd term

Senegal’s incumbent president, Abdoulaye Wade has been cleared by the nation's constitutional court to contest the presidential elections slated to take place on the 26th of February 2012.

The decision, which appears to contradict a two-term limit in Senegal’s Constitution, quickly provoked street clashes, between young opponents of the president and Senegal’s police.

Rivals to 85-year-old Wade say the constitution sets an upper limit of two terms on the president. Wade, who came to power in 2000 and was re-elected in 2007, has argued his first term pre-dated the 2001 amendment establishing the limit.

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