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Vol 53 No 21

Published 19th October 2012


Mauritania

Handling the opposition

Despite official promises of elections, President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz’s government has shown no serious signs of holding any. The opposition is not united and does not present a political threat. In late July, Interior Minister Mohamed Ould Boilil announced that legislative and municipal elections would be held in November. The statement was then retracted and then Boilil denied he had ever made it.

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