Senegal's National Assembly president voted out 2008-11-10 18:48:49   Print

    DAKAR, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Senegal's National Assembly on Sunday voted to end the mandate of its head after the majority group in parliament accused him of blocking the work of the legislature.

    Lawmakers voted 111 against 22 to end the mandate of Macky Sall,president of the National Assembly, according to an official announcement.

    The vote came after the deputies adopted the law on Oct. 13 to reduce the terms of the presidents of both chambers of parliament from five years to one year. Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade promulgated the law on Oct. 21.

    Sall, former prime minister between 2004 and 2007 and deputy national secretary general of the ruling Senegalese Democratic Party, was elected the head of the National Assembly in June 2007.

Editor: Deng Shasha
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