Senegal's presidential election, which saw the incumbent concede defeat peacefully, has been hailed as a "great victory for democracy" in Africa.
President Abdoulaye Wade accepted that he was defeated by Macky Sall in Sunday's run-off.
The African Union said Mr Wade's concession showed "maturity" in the country's democracy while the European Union called Senegal a "great example".
Nigeria's president said the smooth transition proves that Senegal's democracy is "rock solid" and French President Sarkozy said it's "a reason for hope for all Africa."
Marco Werman speaks with Abdou Khadre Lo, a political analyst in the Senegalese capital Dakar.