Building Democracy in Africa by MSW,MPH Eric Kamba
Did Senegal Pass the Test for Democracy?

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Senegal is the only black African country never to have had revolution or a military coup.
Since its independence from France, the country has established a multitude of political
parties and regular organization of presidential and legislative elections. As result there
have been 10 presidential elections and four democratically elected presidents. Today,
Senegal is seen as a rare model of democracy in a continent better known for confl ict
and coups d’états.
This essay
• Discusses how Senegal has managed to stay much more democratic than other
countries in the region.
• Draws lessons from Senegal’s experience.

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Published February 8, 2013 by Xlibris. 28 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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