Senegalese party chooses ex-president's son, on trial for graft, as presidential candidate

March 21, 2015 6:55 PM

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DAKAR, Senegal – Senegal's opposition party has chosen the former president's son, now on trial for corruption, as their candidate for the next presidential election.

The move comes just 48 hours before a verdict is expected in the trial of Karim Wade, who is accused of amassing around $200 million while he served in the government of his father, former President Abdoulaye Wade. Karim's supporters say the trial is part of a political vendetta being waged by Presi...

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