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Macky Sall Election Victory in Senegal Called an 'Example for Africa'

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Macky Sall (Photo: Rignese/Wiki Commons)

Senegal's presidential election, which saw the incumbent concede defeat peacefully, has been hailed as a "great victory for democracy" in Africa.

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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.

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