Senegal opposition wants protest against president (AP)

Posted by aifkod on January 31, 2012

DAKAR, Senegal ? Senegal’s opposition is calling on the population to rise up against President Abdoulaye Wade’s decision to run for a third term.

In a statement Saturday, the M23 coalition, which represents all the major opposition candidates running in next month’s election, said the country’s constitutional court had betrayed the people by ruling Wade is eligible to run again.

The decision Friday said the president can run for a third term even though the constitution was changed soon after he took office in 2000 to impose a two-term limit.

The M23 statement says “a black page has just been written in the history of our country by the decision.”

Opposition candidate Macky Sall, a former prime minister under Wade, said they had given “the order” for people to take to the streets.

Source: http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/world/*http%3A//news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20120128/ap_on_re_af/af_senegal_election

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