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Election Delay Poses Minor Risks

March 2006 | Political Risk Analysis

Over the last decade, during which many West African countries have been torn apart by violent conflict, Senegal by contrast has been characterised by its political and economic stability. We expect this to continue over the forecast period. On the economic side, we anticipate strong and sustained growth, while interest rates and inflation stay low. On the political front, President Abdoulaye Wade and his Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) will continue to dominate the political scene, and relations between the Muslim majority and Christian minority will remain harmonious. However, looking ahead, dynamics within the PDS pose some limited risks to

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