Mamadou Seck is a Senegalese politician, currently serving as President of the
National Assembly of
He was briefly Minister of Finance in 2001, and
he was Minister of Infrastructure, Equipment and Transport from
2002 to 2006. He is also the Mayor of Mbao
is a member of the Senegalese Democratic Party
Seck was Director-General of the Handling and Shipping Company
(Société de manutention et de transit
, Somicoa) in the
1980s. In connection with a case regarding the diversion of
proceeds from the sale of food aid, Seck was given a two-year
suspended sentence in 1988. Seck denied wrongdoing.
In the government of Prime Minister Mame Madior Boye
, appointed on 12 May 2001,
Seck was included as Minister of the Economy and Finance. However,
his appointment caused attention to be focused on his conviction in
the late 1980s, and as a result he promptly resigned from the
government on 23 May 2001. According to Seck, he felt this was
necessary due to the nature of the allegations and the doubts some
had regarding his moral integrity. He was subsequently cleared of
wrongdoing by the Court of Appeal in Dakar.
Seck was later appointed to the government as Minister of
Infrastructure, Equipment and Transport on 6 November 2002. He held
that post until 1 February 2006, when Habib
was appointed to replace him. In the June 2007 parliamentary
, Seck was elected to the National Assembly on a
departmental list of the Sopi
. He then became the President of the National
Assembly's Finance, General Economy, Planning, and Cooperation
After Macky Sall
, the President of the
National Assembly, was removed from his position, Seck was elected
as President of the National Assembly on 16 November 2008. There
were 130 votes in favor of Seck and three against him.
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speaker", Pana (afriquenligne.fr), 17 November 2008.
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l'Assemblée nationale", Xinhua, 18 November 2008 .