Mohamed Ould Ghazouani wins a second term in Mauritania’s election

The Independent National Electoral Commission announced the results of the presidential election in Mauritania, where President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani won a second term with 56.12 percent of the vote. The election was held on Saturday, and he topped the other competitors, with activist Biram Dah Abeidi in second place with 22.10 percent of the vote, while the candidate of the Islamist Tawasul party, Hamadi Ould Sidi Mokhtar, came in third place with 12.78 percent.

Despite the announcement of the official results, Abeidi announced on Sunday that he would not recognize the results of the Independent National Commission, referring to it as a tool of power. The head of the electoral commission emphasized that all efforts were made to ensure a fair and successful election.

Ghazouani’s victory for a second term comes after a first term that was characterized by a combination of challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of the war in Ukraine. During his second term, Ghazwani seeks to consolidate reforms thanks to tangible economic improvements.

The president pledges to fight poverty and support youth, positioning himself as the guarantor of stability for the country, which has not seen any major attacks since 2011, while its neighbors in the Sahel region face increasing security challenges.

On the other hand, young Mauritanians, who represent more than 70 percent of the population, are increasingly migrating to Europe or the United States in search of a better life.

The government looks forward to the coming period with optimism, with a commitment to fulfill the aspirations of citizens and promote political and economic stability in the country.

Source : Fez News Media

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