Senegalese Parliament Votes to Abolish Senate


Parliamentarians in Senegal have voted to scrap the country's senate, saying the body had never really played its role and that half of its members were appointed by the Head of State.
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    Cameroon Tribune, 13 September 2012

    Members of the Senegalese Parliament on Wednesday September 12 voted overwhelmingly to scrap the country's Senate. Radio France Internationale, RFI, reported that the move came a... read more »

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Senegalese vote in parliamentary elections.

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