Senegal's president wants to trim his term in office to 'set an example' for African leaders

March 18, 2015 6:40 PM

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DAKAR, Senegal – Senegal's president wants to shorten his term in office to "set an example" for other African countries.

The move stands in marked contrast to those of African leaders who have pushed to eliminate term limits or flouted them all together. Burkina Faso's president, Blaise Campaore, was pushed from power last year when he tried to change the constitution to extend his 27-year rule.

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