A doubling of the per capita income of Senegal has been forecast by President Leopold Sedar Senghor in his address to the ninth Congress of the Socialist Party of Senegal.
GV: Delegates arriving at conference building in Senegal.
SV: Conference delegates walk to building.
SV: Prime Minister Abdou Diouf arrives.
SV: President Senghor out of car, greeted by Diouf and other members. (TWO SHOTS)
CU: Guard of honour.
GV INTERIOR: Delegates in conference hall.
SV: Mr. Mamadou Diop of Cape Vert speaking.
SV: Delegates listen and applaud. (TWO SHOTS)
GV: President Senghor addresses meeting delegates listen and applaud. (FOUR SHOTS)
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Background: A doubling of the per capita income of Senegal has been forecast by President Leopold Sedar Senghor in his address to the ninth Congress of the Socialist Party of Senegal.
SYNOPSIS: The Congress was attended by 1,600 delegates...who unanimously decided to back the re-election of President Senghor in February's Presidential and General Elections.
Prime Minister Abdou Diouf was at the opening ceremony of the Congress...and so was President Senghor. He's also Secretary-General of the SDP which holds all 100 seats in the National Assembly.
The Congress not only decided to back the re-election next February of President Senghor, but also called on the people to "massively" re-elect him. When the President himself spoke, it was to forecast increases in both the country's growth rate and in the average income of the people. The average annual income, he predicted, would rise from 300 dollars a year to 600...by the year 2001.