Senegal: Voters Choose Macky Sall over Incumbent

A calm voting process saw opposition candidate Macky Sall defeat President Abdoulaye Wade in a second round of voting. After preliminary results came in, Wade called Sall to congratulate the former prime minister and National Assembly leader on his victory.

Wade supporters in Pikine (file photo).

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