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Vol 60 No 12

Published 14th June 2019


Unchanging of the guard

Mohamed Ould Cheikh el Ghazouani has reason to be confident as he approaches presidential elections on 22 June. An ally of retiring President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the Defence Minister has the state and the ruling Union pour la République's formidable electoral machine behind him. A relative newcomer to politics, Ghazouani is short on charisma but the UPR will almost certainly deliver him overwhelming victory in the first round. In the unlikely event that he cannot clear 50%, a second round will take place on 6 July.

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