Today Senegal holds the second round of its presidential elections. The incumbent, President Abdoulaye Wade, faces challenger and former Prime Minister Macky Sall. Wade finished first in the first round in February, with approximately 35% of the vote, while Sall came in at second with around 27%. The other opposition candidates, as well as the country’s youth protest movements (to some extent), have rallied around Sall as a change candidate. If the numbers from the first round stay roughly the same, the combined percentages of the opposition candidates would give Sall more than enough support to defeat Wade. Most people I’ve talked with expect Sall to win.
Consider this an open thread for election news and commentary.
UPDATE: President Wade concedes defeat. Congratulations to President-elect Macky Sall.