Guédiawaye Department is one of the 45 departments of Senegal and one of the four making up Dakar Region on the Cap-Vert peninsula. It comprises a single arrondissement, Guédiawaye Arrondissement, subdivided into 5 communes d'arrondissement: Ndiarème-Limamoulaye Golf Sam-Notaire Wakhinane-Nimzatt Médina-GounassPopulationIn the census of December 2002 the population of the department was recorded as 258,370. In 2005, it was estimated at 286,989
Regions of Senegal
Senegal is subdivided into 14 regions, each of, administered by a Conseil Régional elected by population weight at the arrondissement level. Senegal is further subdivided into 45 departments, 103 arrondissements and by collectivités locales which elect administrative officers. Three of these regions were created on 10 September 2008, when Kaffrine Region was split from Kaolack, Kédougou region was split from Tambacounda, Sédhiou region was split from Kolda. To date, all regions take their name from their regional capitals. List of Senegalese regions by Human Development Index Departments of Senegal Arrondissements of Senegal ISO 3166-2:SN List of administrative divisions in Senegal Collectivités locales from Republic of Senegal Government site, l'Agence de l'informatique de l'État. Map of main subdivisions and more detailed maps on subdivisions Décret fixant le ressort territorial et le chef lieu des régions et des départements, décret n°2002-166 du 21 février 2002. Code des collectivités locales, Loi n° 96-06 du 22 mars 1996
Mbacké Department is one of the 45 departments of Senegal, one of the three constituting the Diourbel Region. The capital of the department is the only commune, Mbacké; the rural districts are: Kael Arrondissement Dendeye Gouygui Darou Salam Typ Kael Madina N'Dioumane T. Thiekene Touba M'Boul Darou Nahim Taïba Thiékène Ndame Arrondissement N'Gabou Dalla Missirah N'Ghaye Touba Fall Touba Mosquee Taïf Arrondissement Sadio TaïfHistoric sites Grand Mosque at Touba Aynou Rahmati, wells of the Miséricorde at Touba Gouye Tékhé and Gouye Ziarra baobab trees at Touba Négou Mame Diarra Bousso at Khourou Mbacké Tumulus field at Thiékène, Sous-Préfecture of Kael Tumulus at Gninguène. Touba
Rufisque Department is one of the 45 departments of Senegal and one of the four which make up the Dakar Region. There are six urban communes within the department: Bargny, Sébikotane, Jaxaay-Parcelle-Niakoul Rap and Sendou; the rest of the department is divided into two arrondissements. Rufisque Arrondissement is subdivided into three communes de arrondissement, Rufisque Est, Rufisque Nord and Rufisque Ouest. Bambylor Arrondissement is subdivided into 3 rural districts. National printworks Former William Ponty school at Sébikotane Ancient dunes at Kounoune, Neolithic site Lake Retba, The Rose Lake or Pink Lake
National Assembly (Senegal)
The National Assembly is the unicameral legislature of Senegal. The Assembly was part of a bicameral legislature from 1999 to 2001 and from 2007 to 2012, with the indirectly elected Senate being the upper house; the Senate was abolished for a second time in September 2012. The current National Assembly, formed following elections in July 2017, comprises 165 elected members who serve five-year terms; the electoral system is a mixed member majoritarian system. There are 15 seats for overseas voters. Voters have a single vote for the party list; this single ballot is applied to both the proportional vote counts. The Senegalese Progressive Union was the Socialist Party's predecessor. Senegal was a one-party state from 1966 to 1974. Only the Socialist Party fielded candidates in the 1973 elections. Let Us Unite Senegal was a coalition of three political parties - the National Democratic Rally, And Jëf-African Party for Democracy and Socialism, Convention for Democrats and Patriots-Garab Gi. History of Senegal Legislative branch Senate List of Presidents of the National Assembly of Senegal Thomas, Melissa A..
"Liaison legislature: the role of the National Assembly in Senegal". Journal of Modern African Studies. 43: 97–117. Doi:10.1017/S0022278X04000631. Official website
President of Senegal
The President of Senegal is the head of state of Senegal. According to the 2001 Constitution, the president is elected for a 5-year term; the following is a list of Presidents of Senegal, since the country gained independence from France in 1960. Political parties Symbols§ Elected unopposed Senegal Prime Minister of Senegal First Lady of Senegal List of colonial governors of Senegal Politics of Senegal Lists of office-holders World Statesmen – Senegal
2012 Senegalese presidential election
A presidential election took place in Senegal on 26 February 2012, amidst controversy over the constitutional validity of a third term for incumbent president Abdoulaye Wade. In the runoff on 25 March, Macky Sall defeated the incumbent president; the 2015 documentary film Incorruptible chronicles both campaigns as well as the youth movement Y'en Marre, which led protests against Wade's administration. The 26 February 2012 date for the election was decreed by President of Senegal Abdoulaye Wade on 23 November 2010. President Wade indicated that he would stand for his third term, set at seven years by the constitution. While the 2001 constitution limits a President to two terms, Wade argued that his 2000 election to his first seven-year term falls under the previous constitution, which did not provide for term limits. In April 2010, Wade came under fire for unveiling a monument, deemed too expensive, it was criticised by religious leaders for the immodest attire of the women in the monument. While there was domestic criticism, the United States' Jesse Jackson and Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika praised Wade's representation of Africa.
North Korea, who contributed to the construction of the monument in exchange for a tract of land, congratulated Wade. In December 2010, Senegalese troops engaged and repulsed 100 MFDC rebels after they attacked Bignona, Casamance. In February 2011, the Senegalese government cut ties with Iran alleging that forensic analysis of bullets obtained from rebels revealed that the Iranian government had supplied them. On 18 February 2011, Oumar Bocoum, a soldier, used gasoline to set himself on fire outside the presidential palace in Dakar, following a pattern of protest used throughout the Middle East. In June, after violent protests, Wade dropped plans for two constitutional changes: lowering the percentage of votes required for a first-round victory from 50% to 25% and creating the position of vice-president to be elected. Critics feared that Wade would use this to ensure his re-election against a split opposition, to make his son vice-president. In response to a protest planned for 23 July, a ban on protesting in Dakar was laid down on 21 July 2011.
On 27 January 2012, the Constitutional Court of Senegal ruled that Wade was allowed to run for a third term – according to the ruling, his first term did not count under the new constitution. Protests erupted the following day. Buildings burned across the capital Dakar. Police fired tear gas at youth protesters. Wade made a television appearance in which he called the protests "displays of petulance" and promised an "open" electoral campaign with "no restrictions on freedom." Protesters said that they would turn the Place de l'Obelisque in central Dakar into the country's version of Tahrir Square, the focal point of the 2011 Egyptian revolution which led to the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Head of the Party of Independence and Labour and member of the M23 opposition activist group Amath Dansokho told reporters, "Abdoulaye Wade has declared war on the people". Truckloads of police in full riot gear and armed with tear gas grenade launchers and truncheons surrounded the presidential palace used by Wade.
Leading human rights activist. The protests continued into February. Riot police fired volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets in Dakar on 19 February 2012, one week before the election; the protests ended when Sall defeated Wade in the runoff election. In addition to the fourteen eventual candidates, Bruno d'Erneville, President of Programme Action Citoyenne Totale, musician Youssou N'Dour, Abdourahmane Sarr and Kéba Keinde intended to run in the election as independents. In January 2012, Bruno d'Erneville withdrew; the other three intended candidates were barred from running in the election over insufficiency of legitimate signatures to endorse their campaigns. For the second round Sall called on all other losing candidates and N'Dour to support him on the promise of returning to five-year terms from the previous seven-year term that Wade controversially restored. First roundFollowing a review of the Constitutional Council's official result for the first round, Wade had 34.8% of the votes with Sall forcing a runoff after getting 26.5% of the votes.
Second roundA run-off was held on 25 March between Sall with Sall winning the presidency. Notably, Wade lost by a big margin in his own constituency of Point-E; the election commission had warned both candidates not to prematurely declare victory. Voting occurred without undue incidents. After the second round, Wade congratulated Sall. "My dear compatriots, at the end of the second round of the vote...the current results indicate that Macky Sall has won." His spokesman Amadou Sall said: "It is the whole country that has just won... This is a big moment for democracy and President Abdoulaye Wade has respected the voice of the people." Thousands of Sall's supporters celebrated on the streets of Dakar and outside the winning party's headquarters. The Senegalese Press Agency said. Sall said he would be a president for all the Senegalese people and the election marked a "new era." Wade's presidential spokesman Serigne Mbacke Ndiaye issued a statement that read: "On this day...at 9:27 p.m. President Abdoulaye Wade...wish good luck in his mission at the head of Senegal in the hopes that he will render the Senegalese happy.
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