Abdoulaye Wade

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Birthday
19, 1926
Birthplace
Senegal
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
19, 1926 (age 92)
Birthplace
Senegal

About

President of Senegal from 2000 to 2012 who is known for his peaceful cession of power, after losing his bid for a third term in 2012. He ran for President four times before finally winning.

Before Fame

He founded the Senegalese Democratic Party in 1974 and acted as its leader.

Trivia

He was accused of corruption during his presidency, but is known as being unique among African leaders for his commitment to the democratic process.

Family Life

He married and had two children.

Associated With

His first campaign for President, which he lost, was in 1978 against Leopold Sedar Senghor.