Karim Wade, the son of a former Senegalese president and currently on trial for corruption, was chosen Saturday to be the former ruling party's candidate in the next presidential election, a leading party member told AFP.
"Karim Wade was chosen by 257 of the 268 delegates" to be the Democratic Party of Senegal's presidential candidate, said ex-lawmaker Tafsir Thioye. No date has been set yet for the upcoming vote.
Senegal's anti-corruption court is expected to deliver its verdict in the case against Wade -- son of the country's longtime leader Abdoulaye Wade -- on Monday. He is accused of corruption and illegally amassing a multi-million dollar fortune while a minister.