BiographyGraduate of the Institute of political studies of Paris, it also attended the Université Princeton (Woodrow Wilson School) with the the United States. He was prize winner of the open Competition in Senegal which devotes the best pupils of the country and was noticed during his studies as a pupil particularly shining.
Seck was a minister of state, principal private secretary of the president Abdoulaye Wade, before being named Prime Minister for the November 4th 2002 with the April 21st 2004, to replace Mame Madior Boye. Idrissa Seck was at the time mayor of Thiès and number two of the Senegalese Democratic party (PDS), with the capacity since April 2000.
Old dolphin of the president Abdoulaye Wade, Idrissa Seck is seen reproaching wrongly or rightly its management of the building sites known as of Thiès. What is worth to him a convocation by the police force following which he will be imprisoned with the central Prison of Dakar, the July 23rd 2005. Seck was seen by much like a favorite for the presidential election sénégalaise of 2007.
The July 31st 2005, the liberal parliamentary majority votes its committal for trial before the High court of justice for embezzlement in the building sites in the town of Thiès, corruption, forgery and use of forgery, reached with national defense and state security etc Cependant of the Senegalese constitutionalists support that the aforementioned resolution did not obtain the number of voice necessary to its adoption (72 instead of 69).
The French Socialist party asked for the immediate liberation of Seck. All those which visited him in its cell to the prison of Reubeus, popular quarters of the capital, deplored its Draconian conditions of detention.
Idrissa Seck profits, with the beginning of the year 2006, in turn of nona place for the charge of attack to the state security like on the file of the building sites of Thiès: it is discreetly released the February 7th 2006 after 199 days of prison, a few minutes before the kickoff of the match of the 25e Coupe of Africa of the Nations opposing Senegal to Egypt, in order to avoid an popular assembly.
The April 4th 2006, whereas the nation sénégalaise celebrated the 46e birthday of its independence, Seck announces its candidature for the presidential election of 2007 and calls with the creation of a broad coalition around its person to put an end to the Wade mode.
January 22nd, 2007, after a four hours audience that it grants to Seck in company of Serigne Abdoul Aziz Sy Junior, spokesperson of the general Khalife of the Tidjane S of Tivaouane, Abdoulaye Wade declares that “Seck agreed to reinstate the Senegalese Democratic party. ” Seck does not confirm, nor does not contradict the declaration of Wade, but maintains her candidature for the presidential one. Seck will finish second with 14,86% of the voices at the time of the first turn, far behind Abdoulaye Wade (55,90%).
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