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Vol 55 No 13

Published 27th June 2014


Ould alliance

President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz surprised no one with his re-election on 22 June. That gives him a second five-year term with 81.89% of the vote. His campaign focused on providing security against the regional Islamist threat. That is also his promise to France and the United States, which see him as a valuable local ally. His election will be a major boost to his own confidence and that of his foreign allies.

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