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WADE DROPS PLAN TO CHANGE CONSTITUTION

29 Jun

Senegal PresidentSenegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade has dropped some of his planned constitutional changes , officials said.

He no longer wants to reduce the proportion of votes needed to win a presidential election and avoid run-off, from more than 50% to 25%.

As MP’s met in the capital, Dakar, to discuss the planned amendments, riots police used tear gas and water cannons against demonstrators outside.

The bill also creates the elected position of a vice president.

Government spokesperson, Serigne Mbacke Ndiaye said Mr Wade had abandoned the idea of reducing the bid to win a presidential election to 25%, Reuters News Agency reports.

Source: BBC

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Posted by on 29 June, 2011 in WORLD

 

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