Mamadou Seck (politician)

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Mamadou Seck
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President of the National Assembly of Senegal
In office
9 November 2008 – 30 July 2012
President Abdoulaye Wade
Preceded by Macky Sall
Personal details
Born (1947-08-05) 5 August 1947 (age 69)
Dakar, Senegal
Political party Senegalese Democratic Party (Since 1979)

Mamadou Seck is a Senegalese politician who was President of the National Assembly of Senegal from 2008 to 2012. He was briefly Minister of Finance in 2001, and he was Minister of Infrastructure, Equipment and Transport from 2002 to 2006. He has also served as Mayor of Mbao.[1]

Political career[edit]

Seck was Director-General of the Handling and Shipping Company (Société de manutention et de transit, Somicoa) in the 1980s. In connection with a case regarding the diversion of proceeds from the sale of food aid, Seck was given a two-year suspended sentence in 1988. Seck denied wrongdoing.[1][2]

In the government of Prime Minister Mame Madior Boye, appointed on 12 May 2001, Seck was included as Minister of the Economy and Finance. However, his appointment caused attention to be focused on his conviction in the late 1980s,[1] and as a result he promptly resigned from the government on 23 May 2001. According to Seck, he felt this was necessary due to the nature of the allegations and the doubts some had regarding his moral integrity.[1][2] He was subsequently cleared of wrongdoing by the Court of Appeal in Dakar.[1]

Seck was later appointed to the government as Minister of Infrastructure, Equipment and Transport on 6 November 2002.[3] He held that post until 1 February 2006,[2] when Habib Sy was appointed to replace him. In the June 2007 parliamentary election, Seck was elected to the National Assembly[1] on a departmental list of the Sopi Coalition.[4] He then became the President of the National Assembly's Finance, General Economy, Planning, and Cooperation Committee.[1]

After Macky Sall, the President of the National Assembly, was removed from his position, Seck was elected as President of the National Assembly on 16 November 2008.[5][6] There were 130 votes in favor of Seck and three against him.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Malik Ciss, "Portrait - Mamadou Seck, la pondération alliée à l’intégrité", Le Soleil (in French).
  2. ^ a b c "Nouvellement élu : Qui est le dixième président de l’Assemblée ?", Nettali and APS (in French).
  3. ^ "Liste du nouveau gouvernement sénégalais du 06 novembre 2002", Sangonet.com (in French).
  4. ^ List of deputies Archived 19 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine., National Assembly website (accessed November 15, 2008) (in French).
  5. ^ a b "Mamadou Seck becomes Senegal's new parliament speaker" Archived 3 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine., Panapress, 17 November 2008.
  6. ^ "Sénégal : Mamdou Seck élu nouveau président de l'Assemblée nationale" Archived 18 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine., Xinhua, 18 November 2008 (in French).