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Senegal's President Removes Prime Minister

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Senegalese officials say President Macky Sall has removed Prime Minister Aminata Toure from office after her party's poor showing in local elections.

Toure had been prime minister since September.

Initial election results show Toure's Alliance for the Republic doing poorly in the capital, Dakar, and other big cities.

Many voters in Senegal have complained that the government has failed to strengthen the economy and create enough jobs.