26 februry 2012-Dakar, Senegal-Senegalese started casting their ballots on Sunday in an election pitting President Abdoulaye Wade against a field of rivals, who say his bid for a third term is illegal and risks destabilising the usually tranquil West African state. The voting comes after weeks of violent street protests against the octogenarian leader's attempt to extend his 12 years in office and a stream of warnings that Senegal's reputation as an established democracy now hangs in the balance.  (image by osnowycz)
26 februry 2012-Dakar, Senegal-Senegalese started casting their ballots on Sunday in an election pitting President Abdoulaye Wade against a field of rivals, who say his bid for a third term is illegal and risks destabilising the usually tranquil West African state. The voting comes after weeks of violent street protests against the octogenarian leader's attempt to extend his 12 years in office and a stream of warnings that Senegal's reputation as an established democracy now hangs in the balance.
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