Before he was appointed prime minister, Seck had been mayor of Thiès, a city 70 km east of Dakar . He was Prime Minister of Senegal from November 4, 2002 until he was dismissed by President Abdoulaye Wade on April 21, 2004 . Wade appointed the previous Minister of the Interior, Macky Sall, as his successor .
Idrissa Seck ran as a candidate in the 2007 , 2012 and 2019 presidential elections . Although he had the second-best result in 2007 and 2019 with 14.92% and 20.51%, he had no chance, as a runoff was not required in these elections. In 2012, his vote was 7.56%, only enough for fifth place among the candidates.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Senegalese politician, Prime Minister of Senegal|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 9, 1959|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Thiès|