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date: 19 November 2019

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A Dictionary of African Politics
Author(s):

Nic Cheeseman,

Eloïse Bertrand,

Sa’eed Husaini

A French term that has become associated with the transfer of power from one party to another in parts of francophone West Africa, most notably Senegal. Towards the end of the forty-one years the Senegalese Progressive Union (later renamed the Socialist Party) held office, opposition leaders and some civil society groups argued that a country cannot be called a democracy if it features continued dominance by one political party—even if it operates a multiparty system. On this understanding, the willingness of the government to accept defeat and permit ... ...

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