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Senegalese leader expects to face runoff in vote

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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade says he now expects to face a runoff in the West African nation's presidential election.

After days in which he predicted he would win with a "crushing majority," Wade appeared subdued Monday. He said with votes counted in 282 out of 551 districts, he was leading with 32.17 percent of the vote against 13 opposition candidates.

Most experts say to stay in power, the 85-year-old Wade needed to win on the first round when the opposition was divided. In the runoff his chances are far slimmer because he will be facing a united opposition.

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