Louis Jacques Senghor (born February 24, 1952) is a Senegalese politician, and was a candidate in the February 2007 presidential election. He was the candidate of the Senegalese People's Liberal Movement (MLPS). Senghor is the grandson of the first Senegalese president, Leopold Sedar Senghor.
Senghor was born in Djilor. In the 2007 election, Senghor came in 14th place with about 0.24% of the vote.
Two months after the election, he was reported to have fled to the United States after being involved in a bad-cheque case involving 40 million West African CFA francs (some $80,000).
- ^ a b Decision of the Constitutional Council on presidential candidacies, January 26, 2007 (French).
- ^ "PORTRAIT-LOUIS JACQUES SENGHOR : Louis Jacques Senghor sur les traces de son grand-père de poète", Seneweb.com, February 5, 2007.
- ^ "Le texte intégral de la décision du Conseil constitutionnel", Agence de Presse Sénégalaise (Seneweb.com), March 11, 2007 (French).
- ^ (French) "Louis-Jacques Senghor candidat indépendant à la Présidentielle poursuivi pour une dette de 40 millions" ("Independent Presidential Candidate Louis-Jacques Senghor Sought for a Debt of 40 million"), Le Quotidien, 18 April 2007; accessed February 7, 2010