Catherine Lena Kelly

Catherine Lena Kelly is a doctoral candidate in government at Harvard University. She is writing a dissertation on the formation, coalition-building strategies, and durability of political parties in sub-Saharan Africa, and has spent fifteen months in Senegal.

July 2012, Volume 23, Issue 3

Senegal: What Will Turnover Bring?

Although Senegal has often been regarded as a democracy, its regime should more properly have been classified as competitive authoritarian. Will the 2012 election of a new president prove to be a turning point?