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2005 Mauritanian coup d'état

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Subject: 2008 Mauritanian coup d'état, History of Mauritania, Military of Mauritania, Coup d'état, 1992 Sierra Leonean coup d'état
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2005 Mauritanian coup d'état

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The 2005 Mauritanian coup d'état took place on 3 August 2005. The long-serving dictator Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya was ousted by the military of Mauritania and replaced by the Military Council for Justice and Democracy while Taya was in Saudi Arabia attending the funeral of King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. A constitutional referendum, parliamentary and presidential elections were scheduled and the coup leaders vowed not to contest any of the elections. The military government ended with the presidential election on 11 March 2007.

International reaction

The African Union expressed concern and condemned all seizures of power.[1]


  1. ^ Mauritania's 'pro-US' president overthrown

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