Monthly Archives: June 2019

Mauritania’s Ghazouani declared presidential vote winner

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The ruling party candidate Mohamed Ould Ghazouani wins the election with 52 percent of the vote, the election body says. Ghazouani’s nearest rival, campaigner Biram Dah Abeid, came second with 18.58 percent, while third-place candidate Mohamed Ould Boubacar, who is backed by the country’s biggest Islamist party, got 17.85 percent.

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Mauritania eyes peaceful transfer in presidential election

Via: Al Jazeera

Voters in Mauritania will head to the polls on Saturday to pick their next president, in what is expected to be the country’s first peaceful transfer of power.Incumbent President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz will not contest the election after serving two five-year terms, despite opposition fears that he was plotting a tenure extension.

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