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President Diouf concedes defeat

Incumbent President Abdou Diouf (64) conceded on Monday that he had lost Senegal’s presidential elections, a member of the National Elections Observatory told IRIN. The Parti Socialiste (PS) candidate, who has ruled Senegal since 1981, was defeated in a run-off on Sunday by long-time rival Abdoulaye Wade, 74, backed by an opposition alliance called the Coalition 2000 for Change. Wade’s victory marks the first time in Senegal’s post-independence history that a party other than the PS has won a presidential poll.

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