United to Boost Senegal

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United to Boost Senegal (Wolof: Bennoo Siggil Senegaal, BSS) is a Senegalese Political coalition, active in the 22 March 2009 Municipal elections in that country.[1] The coalition is made up of members of a number of parties opposed to President Abdoulaye Wade's ruling Senegalese Democratic Party (Parti Démocratique Sénégalais) and its Sopi Coalition.[2] Coalition partners include the Socialist Party of Senegal, Alliance of the Forces of Progress, Front for Socialism and Democracy/Benno Jubël, and Reform Movement for Social Development. Prominent BSS members include Khalifa Sall, Biram Sassoum Sy, Doudou Issa Niasse, and Haoua Dia Thiam.[3] The party's colours are Green and Yellow.

March 2009 elections[edit]

The party scored several notable victories in the 2009 elections, including the election of former PS government minister Khalifa Sall as Mayor of Dakar [4] and Fsd/Bj Secretary General Cheikh Bamba Dièye as Mayor of Saint-Louis.[5] BSS candidates won local seats across Senegal in the March elections, including Joal-Fadiouth: in M'bour Department the BSS candidates won 12 of 16 local councils.[6] Prominent PS members of the coalition won mayor races in Yène, Louga, Mermoz-Sacré Cœur, Podor and Kaffrine.[7] In the run up to the 2009 elections, splits began to appear in the BSS coalition, with non-PS candidates such as MRDS member Imam Mbaye Niang breaking with the PS.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benno Siggil Senegaal : 2012 vaut mille sacrifices. Mody Niang ARC / Devoir Cityoen 04-04-2009
  2. ^ Govt admits setbacks in Senegal elections. Mail & Guardian (SA). 24 March 2009.
  3. ^ BENNO SIGGIL SENEGAAL - Opération de séduction à la Médina. Le Quotidien. Astou Winnie BEYE. 03-03-2009
  4. ^ L'opposant Khalifa Sall élu maire de Dakar. AFP. 2009-04-19
  5. ^ Cheikh Bamba Dièye, nouveau maire de Saint-Louis. NETTALI.NET. 10 April 2009
  6. ^ Benno Siggil senegaal rafle 12 collectivités sur 16. Samba Niébé BA. Sud Quotidien. 24 March 2009
  7. ^ RESULTATS DÉFINITIFS DES LOCALES : Le Ps revient en force. L'observateur. 15 April 2009
  8. ^ CONTRE LA BOULIMIE DU PS ET DE L’AFP : Imam Mbaye Niang sonne la révolte. Lobservateur : Vendredi 17 Avr 2009

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