Politician who was the Prime Minister of Senegal from 2002 to 2004. He came in 2nd place in the 2007 Presidential elections.
He joined the Senegalese Democratic Party when he was 15 years-old. He later became Abdoulaye Wade's campaign director in the 1988 presidential election.
He was President Abdoulaye Wade's protegé and served under him as Prime Minister, yet he ran against Wade in the 2007 presidential election.
He was born in Thies.
He was born in the same country as Baaba Maal.