|3rd President of Senegal|
1 April 2000 – 2 April 2012
|Prime Minister||Moustapha Niasse|
Mame Madior Boye
Cheikh Hadjibou Soumaré
Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye
|Preceded by||Abdou Diouf|
|Succeeded by||Macky Sall|
|Born||29 May 1926|
Kébémer, French Sudan
|Political party||Senegalese Democratic Party|
Abdoulaye Wade (i//; born 29 May 1926) is a Senegalese politician who was President of Senegal from 2000 to 2012. He is also the Secretary-General of the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS) and has led the party since it was founded in 1974. A long-time opposition leader, he ran for President four times, beginning in 1978, before he was elected in 2000. He won re-election in 2007 with a majority in the first round, but in 2012 he was defeated in a controversial bid for a third term.
- Laura Bush hosts Viviane Wade The White House, 6 December 2004
- World Leaders 2003: Senegal: Personal Background, Encyclopedia of the Nations.
- Nossiter, Adam (January 27, 2012). "Senegal Court Says President Can Run Again". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
- Profiles of People in Power: The World's Government Leaders (2003), page 457.
- Profile of Wade at PDS web site (French).