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crisisgroup:

“The constitution-making process at the moment is the litmus test for whether there is any real prospect for reforms that can lay the ground for free and fair elections. If the constitution process is rejected or thrown out then there’s a real danger that an attempt will be made to fast-track an election process that won’t be credible.”

—Piers Pigou, Southern Africa Project Director, International Crisis Group 

FULL ARTICLE (Financial Times)



crisisgroup:

Richard Valdmanis

DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegal is heading for its most contentious election in recent historyon Sunday overshadowed by political violence and a constitutional row that could sully its enviable reputation as West Africa’s most stable democracy.