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Vol 59 No 17

Published 31st August 2018


Mauritania

Putting it to the vote again

All the main opposition groups are set to participate in the legislative, municipal and regional polls set for 1 and 15 September, ending what for many was a lengthy boycott of what they claimed was a rigged election system. One reason for the change of heart is the fact that if the opposition gains over one third of parliamentary seats, which it is already close to, it could block further constitutional changes, particularly if President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz tried to scrap presidential term limits.

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