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9 African presidents who have agreed to leave power

Many African countries that independence hard-won has elevated to democracies. The transitions of power without bloodshed are becoming more frequent, and some were erected President hero. Who are the presidents who have given way by setting a good example?

1. Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria

The history of Nigeria is marked by numerous coups d’political brilliance. Includes-on the eve of the presidential elections of 2015, the experts compared the situation in Nigeria at a time bomb whose primary primer was President Goodluck Jonathan in person. If defeated, a simple challenge the results could lead to an escalation of violence. At the announcement of the results, it showed fair play and retired without fanfare.

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2. Blaise Compaore, Burkina Faso

1987-2014, that is the period during which the former President of Burkina Faso Blaise Compaoré has remained in power. After 27 years of rule, the former president tried to change the constitution in order to return to “democratic” way. His people called for his departure following a protest march and Compaoré agrees to withdraw. Today, however, Burkina Faso slowly falls for a coup that had temporarily relieved the current president from office.

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3. Nelson Mandela, South Africa

To him alone, he embodies a philosophy, a way of acting which many African leaders should emulate.Nelson Mandela has promised to appear only once in the presidential elections. As promised something due, after his term, he retired after the end of his term in 1999. The power did not corrupt and the electoral process is conducted since then without complications.

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4. Mathieu Kerekou, Benin

Benin, having reached the rank of Republic in 1960, experienced a period of political instability. The successive coups and General Kerekou puts an end by leading the country with an iron hand that cut short any attempt at arbitrary occupation. Its policy has led to the Benin in an economic and social crisis, to the point that the population demanded his departure. This claim, which could have ended in action of repression, leading to the famous National Conference of Active Forces of the Nation and democratic renewal. Kerekou lost the 1991 presidential election face Nicephore Soglo. He returned to power following democratic elections in 1996 and re-elected in 2001.

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5. Abdoulaye Wade, Senegal

During his last term, former President Abdoulaye Wade has played hands and feet in order to represent, anxious to preserve presidential power. He lost the presidential elections in 2012, and against all odds, abdicates in favor of peace in Macky Sall, Senegal’s current president.

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6. Joyce Banda, Malawi

The old Malawian Vice President became President following the death of Bingu Wa Mutharika were arguments to win his countrymen. His promise to fight against corruption and better redistribute national wealth. It loses the presidential elections of May 2014 and agreed to hand over power to his opponent Peter Mutharika.

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7. Abdou Diouf, Senegal

Senghor’s successor as President of the Republic of Senegal from 1981 to 2000, Abdou Diouf loses the 2000 presidential elections in the second round with 41.51% of votes. He gives power to his historic adversary Abdoulaye Wade and decided to retire from political life of Senegal.

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8. Nicephore Soglo, Benin

On March 24, 1991, defeated Kerekou and became president of the Republic in the first multiparty election since 1972. He won the election with 67.73% of votes. Five years later he was defeated by Kérékou. He then became mayor of the city of Cotonou in 2002 and 2008.

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9. Liamine Zeroual, Algeria

In power from 1994 to 1998, General whose austerity was legendary, remains very popular in Algeria.He resigned unexpectedly in April 1999.

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