Senegalese Democratic party
HistoryIn 1974, Léopold Sedar Senghor, directing Union progressist sénégalaise (UPS) and chairs Republic since independence in 1960, indeed decides to found the multi-party system in Senegal. It had resisted this idea a long time explaining why a country in the process of development needed more unit than divisions. Scalded by the two-party system, Senghor initially, in 1966, preferred to absorb in a new party, the Socialist party Senegalese (PS), its rival of always, the Parti the regrouping African-Senegal (PRA-S). This party, prohibited up to that point, was that of its former Prime Minister and opponent, Mamadou Dia, imprisoned as from 1962 for coup attempt of State, then pardoned in 1974. The multi-party system wanted by president Senghor in 1974 is initially timid, being limited to authorize four political trainings, of which the PDS directed by Abdoulaye Wade (which was the lawyer of Dia).
Electoral deadlinesThe Senegalese Democratic party supported with four recoveries the candidature of its founder for the presidential election sénégalaise:
- in 1988 and 1993: unfruitful attempts;
- the March 19th 2000, Abdoulaye Wade gains the second tower of presidential, vis-a-vis Abdou Diouf;
- the February 25th 2007, integrated for the occasion in one Coalition Sopi 2007 , the PDS again supports president Wade, re-elected as of the first turn with more 55 % of the voices.
At the time of the legislative elections of 2001, the PDS gained 931.617 votes, that is to say 49,6%, and obtained 89 seats out of the 120 which comprised then the National Assembly of Senegal.
SymbolsIts color is blue. The symbol of the party, an ear of millet of color gold, figure in the center of its blue flag.
OrganizationIts seat is with Dakar.
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