Senegal opposition: Reduce term to 5yrs

2012-03-01 08:17
Dakar - Leading Senegalese opposition candidate Macky Sall said that if he wins a presidential runoff next month he will revise the constitution to reduce the presidential term from seven to five years.

He said on Wednesday he will apply the shorter term to himself, as well as the two-term limit that is already present in the constitution.

Both proposals are digs at the country's 85-year-old President Abdoulaye Wade, who Sall will likely face in a runoff election in March.

Wade was faced with a popular revolt after he insisted on running for a third term, even though he had himself revised the constitution in 2001 to impose a two-term maximum. In 2008, he also increased the length of the presidential term from five to seven years.

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