2019 Mauritanian presidential election
Presidential elections were held in Mauritania on 22 June 2019, with a second round planned for 6 July if no candidate had received more than 50% of the vote. The result was a first round victory for Ould Ghazouani who won with 52 percent of the vote. However, opposition rejected the results, calling it "another army coup." On 1 July 2019, Mauritania's constitutional council confirmed Ghazouani as president and rejected a challenge by opposition.
1,544,132 registered voters
50%+ votes needed to win
- Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, Union for the Republic.
- Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar, supported by Tewassoul.
- Biram Dah Abeid, Independent.
- Mohamed Ould Mouloud, Rally of Democratic Forces.
- Kane Hamidou Baba, Independent, supported by the Vivre Ensemble coalition.
- Mohamed Lemine al-Mourtaji al-Wafi, Independent.
|Mohamed Ould Ghazouani||Union for the Republic||483,312||52.01|
|Biram Dah Abeid||Independent||172,656||18.58|
|Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar||Independent||166,058||17.87|
|Kane Hamidou Baba||Independent||80,916||8.71|
|Mohamed Ould Mouloud||Rally of Democratic Forces||22,695||2.44|
|Mohamed Lemine al-Mourtaji al-Wafi||Independent||3,676||0.40|
- Mauritania to hold presidential election on June 22 African News, 18 June 2019
- Mauritania: Former General Mohamed Ould Ghazouani wins presidential election Deutsche Welle, 24 June 2019
- Mauritania's Ghazouani declared presidential vote winner Aljazeera, 24 June 2019
- Mauritanian opposition rejects Ghazouani election victory Africa Times, 25 June 2019
- ‘Historic’ Mauritanian elections contested by opposition The Arab Weekly, 29 June 2019
- Mauritania Constitutional Council Confirms Mohamed Ould Ghazouani as President, VOA, 1 July 2019
- Mauritania prepares for historic election as discontent simmers Reuters, 20 June 2019