Africa’s Bloomberg, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Term Limits

This is one way to protest a president who’s running for a constitutionally dodgy third term.

Abdoulaye Wade, who was once the candidate of hope and change in Senegal when he swept into office with genuine support in 2000, now remains highly controversial as the entrenched and corrupt incumbent in advance of Senegal’s February 26 election.

On the other hand, it seems to have worked for Michael Bloomberg…

New York mayoral shenanigans aside, it’s hard to see how this will arrest an alarming and growing trend away from democratic norms in what has been one of Africa’s relative economic and political success stories.

More background on President Wade, who is seeking a third term, here.


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