Union for Democratic Renewal (Senegal)

The Union for Democratic Renewal (Union pour le renouveau démocratique) is a political party in Senegal. It was founded by Djibo Leyti Kâ, a former minister under President Abdou Diouf who broke with the then-ruling Socialist Party, in 1998.

In the April 2001 parliamentary election, URD won 3.67% of the popular vote and three out of 120 seats in the National Assembly.[1] It joined the government under President Abdoulaye Wade in April 2004.[2] It participated in the parliamentary election of 3 June 2007 as part of the Sopi Coalition.


  1. ^ "Les résulats des législatives du 29 avril 2001 au Sénégal" Archived November 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, Afrique Express, N° 229, 16 May 2001 (in French).
  2. ^ "SENEGAL: Another new Prime Minister, but little change", IRIN, April 23, 2004.