And-Jëf/African Party for Democracy and Socialism
Published 10th January, 2012
And-Jëf/African Party for Democracy and Socialism or And-Jëf/PADS was formed in 1991 by the And-Jëf Revolutionary Movement and three other left wing groups. They describes themselves as a Socialist party.
In 1993 the party contested the election in alliance with the National Democratic Rally and the Convention of Democrats and Patriots under the ‘Let us unite Senegal’ banner and won three of the 120 seats in the National Assembly.
In the 1998 election they increased their take, winning four seats but in a 140 seat National Assembly. In 2001 that dropped to two seats, but because they had supported Abdoulaye Wade the year before in the presidential election their leader, Landing Savané, was made Minister for Industry and Mines.
The party remained with the government until 2007 but boycotted the 2007 election.