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Elections in Mauritania

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Elections in Mauritania

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of

Prior to the coup d'état of August 2005, Mauritania was a one party dominant state with the Democratic and Social Republican Party in power. Opposition parties were allowed, but widely considered to have no real chance of gaining power.

Mauritania elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. Prior to 2006, the president was elected for a six-year term by the people, with no term limits; following the constitutional referendum of June 2006, presidential terms are now five years, with a two-term limit and a maximum age limit of 75. The Parliament (Barlamane/Parlement) has two chambers. The National Assembly (Al Jamiya al-Wataniyah/Assemblée Nationale) has 81 members, elected for a five-year term in single-seat constituencies. The Senate (Majlis al-Shuyukh/Sénat) has 56 members, 53 members elected for a six-year term by municipal councillors with one third renewed every two years and 3 members elected by Mauritanians abroad.


  • Latest elections 1
    • 2014 Presidential election 1.1
    • 2009 Presidential election 1.2
    • 2013 Parliamentary election 1.3
  • 2007 Senate election 2
  • Past elections 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

Latest elections

2014 Presidential election

Candidate Party Votes %
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz Union for the Republic 577,995 81.89
Biram Dah Abeid Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement 61,218 8.67
Boïdiel Ould Houmeit El Wiam 31,773 4.50
Ibrahima Moctar Sarr Alliance for Justice and Democracy/Movement for Renewal 31,368 4.44
Laila Maryam Mint Moulaye Idriss Independent 3,434 0.49
Invalid/blank votes 44,077
Total 749,865 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,328,168 56.46
Source: CENI

2009 Presidential election

2013 Parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held on November 23 and December 21, 2013

2007 Senate election

Past elections

See also

External links

  • Adam Carr's Election Archive
  • African Elections Database

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