Riot police square up against protesters in Senegal
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Senegal riots force president into law change U-turn

At least 100 people are reported to have been injured in clashes in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, over proposed changes to the country's constitution.

President Abdoulaye Wade had wanted to reduce the proportion of votes needed to win a presidential election outright, and create an elected post of vice-president.

But critics say the changes would mean Mr Wade would be more sure of winning next year's election against a fractured opposition, and that he intended to give the post of vice-president to his son.

Daniel Griffiths reports.

  • 24 Jun 2011
  • From the section Africa
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