Two-round system

By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
May 28th, 2012
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The run-off vote for Egypt’s next president will pit the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate against the last prime minister to serve under Hosni Mubarak, according to full official results released by the election commission. Commission chief Farouq Sultan said that the Brotherhood’s Mo...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
May 14th, 2012
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Bissau – West Africa’s regional bloc has named a politician in Guinea-Bissau to lead the transitional government after a coup. The group met earlier in the week in the West African nation and named Serifo Nhamadjo to the post for one year. He was among a group of presidential candidates w...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
Apr 12th, 2012
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[View the story "‘Attempted coup’ in Guinea-Bissau: Live updates" on Storify] The military has taken over control of a central district in the capital of Guinea-Bissau, a senior diplomat has told the AP news agency. There were reports of heavy arms fire, including mortar shelling, from the area late ...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Apr 4th, 2012
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Senegal’s newly elected President Macky Sall has named his first cabinet just two days being sworn into office. Senegalese state television announced late Wednesday the president has appointed music icon Youssou Ndour to the culture and tourism ministry and former banker Amadou Kane to the fina...
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Mar 14th, 2012
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Dakar – The Senegalese Human Rights League on Wednesday expressed concern over violence during the electoral campaign ahead of a run-off election on March 25. The rights body said supporters of incumbent Abdoulaye Wade, 85 and his challenger Macky Sall had clashed over the weekend and Sall̵...
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Mar 12th, 2012
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Dakar – Senegal’s opposition joined forces Sunday in a mass rally to block 85-year-old President Abdoulaye Wade from landing a third term in office and back challenger Macky Sall. Thousands gathered in the capital in a rally attended by the 12 presidential candidates who fell out of the r...
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In News
Mar 6th, 2012
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Dakar – Senegal’s Constitutional Court has released the final results for the West African country’s first round of presidential elections. The results read to journalists on Tuesday reconfirmed provisional results from last week that dealt President Abdoulaye Wade a significant blo...
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In Hottest News
Mar 6th, 2012
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Dakar – Election officials have set March 25 as the date for Senegal’s presidential runoff. Issa Sall, a member of the National Autonomous Election Commission, confirmed the date and said on Monday that the electoral code calls for a runoff if no candidate wins more than 50% of the vote. ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 1st, 2012
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By Kissy Agyeman-Togobo, Songhai Advisory Election fever grips West African nation of Senegal in presidential polls Incumbent president Abdoulaye Wade fails to emerge victorious in the first round against 13 other challengers Run-off vote expected before 1 April between Wade and former protégé, Macky...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 1st, 2012
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Dakar – Leading Senegalese opposition candidate Macky Sall said that if he wins a presidential runoff next month he will revise the constitution to reduce the presidential term from seven to five years. He said on Wednesday he will apply the shorter term to himself, as well as the two-term limi...