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Abdoulaye Wade

1926 - Today

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Abdoulaye Wade (born 29 May 1926) is a Senegalese politician who was President of Senegal from 2000 to 2012. He is also the Secretary-General of the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS), having led the party since it was founded in 1974. A long-time opposition leader, he ran for President four times, beginning in 1978, before he was elected in 2000. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abdoulaye Wade has received more than 388,178 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Abdoulaye Wade is the 3,354th most popular politician (up from 3,543rd in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Senegal (down from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Senegalese Politician.

Abdoulaye Wade is most famous for being the president of Senegal from 2000 to 2012. He was the first president of Senegal to be elected in a democratic election.

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Among politicians, Abdoulaye Wade ranks 3,354 out of 15,577Before him are Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Daji, Esen Taishi, Alexander I of Epirus, Henri Christophe, and Sabine Bergmann-Pohl. After him are Agnes of Poitou, Mohamed Ghannouchi, Afonso I of Kongo, Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, Emperor Sujin, and Ramiro II of Aragon.

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Among people born in 1926, Abdoulaye Wade ranks 61Before him are Ingrid Thulin, George Martin, Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, Sergio Corbucci, Noah Gordon, and Abdus Salam. After him are Harry Dean Stanton, John Fowles, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, Richard Matheson, George Habash, and Joan Sutherland.

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In Senegal

Among people born in Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade ranks 3 out of 114Before him are Léopold Sédar Senghor (1906) and Jean-Pierre Adams (1948). After him are Abdou Diouf (1935), Ségolène Royal (1953), Lamine Diack (1933), Macky Sall (1961), Ousmane Sembène (1923), Youssou N'Dour (1959), Patrick Vieira (1976), Cheikh Anta Diop (1923), and Patrice Evra (1981).

Among POLITICIANS In Senegal

Among politicians born in Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade ranks 1After him are Abdou Diouf (1935), Ségolène Royal (1953), Macky Sall (1961), Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow (1921), Mame Madior Boye (1940), Mahammed Dionne (1959), Habib Thiam (1933), Aminata Touré (1962), Cheikh Hadjibou Soumaré (1951), Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye (1958), and Rama Yade (1976).