Alliance for the Republic (Senegal)

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Alliance for the Republic
Leader Macky Sall
Founded 1 December 2008 (2008-12-01)
Headquarters Dakar, Senegal
Colours Brown, Beige
Website
http://www.apr.sn/
Politics of Senegal
Political parties
Elections

The Alliance for the Republic–Yakaar (French: Alliance pour la république, APR) is a political party in Senegal.[1][2] It was formed by former Prime Minister Macky Sall after his departure from the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) in December 2008.[3][4] Macky Sall was also APR's candidate in the 2012 presidential election[5] in which he defeated incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade.[6] APR was joined by several former members of the PDS.[7]

It is the dominant partner in the United in Hope coalition, which holds a large majority in the National Assembly.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bureau of African Affairs, htm Background Note: Senegal, U.S. State Department, retrieved 27 February 2012 
  2. ^ "Senegal", The World Factbook (CIA), retrieved 27 February 2012 
  3. ^ L’Alliance pour la république (Apr) est née, Nettali.net, 1 December 2008, retrieved 27 February 2012 
  4. ^ Massaly, Yakhya (2 December 2008), Sénégal: Création de l'Alliance pour la République / Yakaar - Macky officialise son combat contre Wade, AllAfrica.com, retrieved 27 February 2012 
  5. ^ Adigbli, Koffigan E. (1 February 2012), "Politics-Senegal: Violence After Validation of Wade Candidacy", Global Issues, retrieved 27 February 2012 
  6. ^ "Election Profile: Senegal", IFES Election Guide (Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS)), retrieved 27 February 2012 
  7. ^ L’Alliance pour la République (Apr) en passe de devenir un PDS bis ?, DakarActu, 24 January 2012, retrieved 27 February 2012 

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