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Senegal Rights Groups Oppose VP Plan

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Senegalese rights groups are criticizing a proposal to change the country’s constitution to create the position of vice president in time for elections next year. Civil society leaders Saturday likened the proposed change to a “coup d’etat.” If adopted, the vice president would automatically take power if the president dies in office. The opposition has […]

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Senegal’s Cabinet Proposes New VP Post

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Senegal’s cabinet has proposed changing the country’s constitution to create the position of vice president in time for elections next year. The opposition says Friday’s proposal appears to be a move to help 85-year-old President Abdoulaye Wade hold on to power while preparing for his son, Karim Wade, to succeed him. The country’s national assembly […]

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