Tag Archive for democracy

Africa Notes: Angola’s Election

Reuters reported today the somewhat unsurprising challenge by Angola’s opposition party, UNITA, to the national election results of August 31st (Reuters). The ruling MPLA party, led by President dos Santos, won with 74 percent of the vote (Reuters). This was a legislative election, but the constitution–changed in 2010 under MPLA and Dos Santos direction–stipulates that…

Africa Notes: Senegal has a new President

Former PM Mack Sall apparently has won the run-off election. The fact that Wade has conceded is fantastic news for West African democracy. It doesn’t quite balance out the recent Mali coup, but it is great news, nonetheless. BBC News – Senegal’s Wade admits presidential election loss.