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Alliance for the Republic (Senegal)

The Alliance for the Republic–Yakaar (French: Alliance pour la république, APR) is a political party in Senegal.[3][4] It was formed by former Prime Minister Macky Sall after his departure from the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) in December 2008.[5][6] Macky Sall was also APR's candidate in the 2012 presidential election[7] in which he defeated incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade.[8] APR was joined by several former members of the PDS.[9]

Alliance for the Republic

Alliance pour la république
LeaderMacky Sall
Founded1 December 2008 (2008-12-01)
HeadquartersDakar, Senegal
Political positionCentre
International affiliationLiberal International
ColoursBrown, Beige
National Assembly
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It is the dominant partner in the United in Hope coalition, which holds a large majority in the National Assembly.


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  2. ^ "Electoral commission confirms Senegal ruling coalition landslide",, retrieved 6 August 2017
  3. ^ Bureau of African Affairs, Background Note: Senegal, U.S. State Department, retrieved 27 February 2012
  4. ^ "Senegal", The World Factbook, CIA, retrieved 27 February 2012
  5. ^ L’Alliance pour la république (Apr) est née,, 1 December 2008, retrieved 27 February 2012
  6. ^ Massaly, Yakhya (2 December 2008), Sénégal: Création de l'Alliance pour la République / Yakaar - Macky officialise son combat contre Wade,, retrieved 27 February 2012
  7. ^ Adigbli, Koffigan E. (1 February 2012), "Politics-Senegal: Violence After Validation of Wade Candidacy", Global Issues, retrieved 27 February 2012
  8. ^ "Election Profile: Senegal", IFES Election Guide, Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS), retrieved 27 February 2012
  9. ^ L’Alliance pour la République (Apr) en passe de devenir un PDS bis ?, DakarActu, 24 January 2012, retrieved 27 February 2012

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