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  Mauritania
Institutions
  President  Mohamed Cheikh El Ghazouani 0 19 +33.43%
  National Assembly  Union for the Republic 0 18 +68.70%
Regions
 Adrar   
 Assaba   
 Brakna   
 Dakhlet Nouadhibou   
 Gorgol   
 Guidimaka   
 Hodh ech Chargui   
 Hodh el Gharbi   
 Inchiri   
 Nouakchott   
 Tagant   
 Tiris Zemmour   
 Trarza   
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Neighbors
Algeria  
Mali  
Senegal  
Western Sahara  
Oceans / Seas / Gulfs
North Atlantic Ocean  

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Parents  
Established November 28, 1960
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorU Ole Polecat
Last ModifiedRP September 11, 2017 06:26pm
Description Independent from France in 1960, Mauritania annexed the southern third of the former Spanish Sahara (now Western Sahara) in 1976, but relinquished it after three years of raids by the Polisario guerrilla front seeking independence for the territory. Opposition parties were legalized and a new constitution approved in 1991. Two multiparty presidential elections since then were widely seen as flawed, but October 2001 legislative and municipal elections were generally free and open. Mauritania remains, in reality, a one-party state. The country continues to experience ethnic tensions between its black minority population and the dominant Maur (Arab-Berber) populace.

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Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Mar 31, 2012 08:00pm Mar 31, 2012 08:00pm General Election Mauritania Parliamentary Elections  Picimpalious 

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 29, 2018 11:00am Legal Ruling Mauritania failing to tackle pervasive slavery, says African Union  Article IndyGeorgia 
Dec 21, 2008 04:00am News Mauritania frees deposed leader   Article Jason 
Aug 03, 2005 10:00am News Soldiers in Mauritania stage coup  Article Ben 
Nov 14, 2003 12:00am Amusing Mauritania looks to export camel cheese  Article RP 
Nov 10, 2003 12:00am News Charges for Mauritania candidate  Article Picimpalious 

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