Senegal’s democracy is holding steady. Macky Sall won a clear victory in the Senegalese presidential elections over the weekend. He defeated longtime leader Abdoulaye Wade. Wade’s bid for a third term -- which would defy the two term limit -- had sparked violence and protest throughout the country.
The Tunisian uprising jump-started protests throughout the Middle East. Elections scheduled for this month were postponed until October. The political reshuffling of the country's various political parties are split along Islamist and more secular lines.