A presidential election
was held in Senegal
on 25 February 2007. The incumbent president, Abdoulaye Wade
, who was first elected in 2000
, won the election in the first round with almost 56% of the vote.Diadie Ba, , Reuters (Mail & Guardian Online
), 2 March 2007.
Date of the election
Wade announced the date for the election on 13 April 2006.
Had a run-off been necessary, it would have been held on 18 March 2007. A parliamentary election
was initially intended to be held on 25 February as well, but it was delayed to 3 June 2007., AFP (IOL
), 19 January 2007.
15 candidates ran for President, including Wade. Wade was nominated as the presidential candidate of his party, the Senegalese Democratic Party
(PDS), on October 15, 2006. Idrissa Seck
, a former Prime Minister who was once considered Wade's... Read More