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Wade Says Senegal Court Can’t Ban Candidacy, Observateur Reports

Aug. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Lawyers working for Senegal’s president, Abdoulaye Wade, said the country’s Constitutional Court lacks the authority to decide whether he can run for office again, l’Observateur reported, citing a legal team memo.

Wade will face the West African nation’s highest court in September to argue that the third term he is seeking in a February election would be just his second under the country’s current constitution, which limits the president to two terms in office, the Dakar-based newspaper said, citing the memo.

The court only has the mandate to ensure that Wade is a Senegalese citizen, literate, and at least 35 years old, according to the memo. The newspaper did not say how it obtained the document.

To contact the reporter on this story: Drew Hinshaw in Dakar via Accra at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at

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