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List of heads of state of Mauritania

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This is a list of heads of state of Mauritania since the country gained independence from France in 1960 to the present day.

President of the
Islamic Republic of Mauritania
رئيس الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية
Président la République islamique de Mauritanie
Seal of Mauritania (December 2018).svg
Mohamed Ould Ghazouani (general uniform).jpg
Incumbent
Mohamed Ould Ghazouani

since 1 August 2019
ResidencePresidential Palace, Nouakchott
Term length5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holderMoktar Ould Daddah
Formation20 August 1961

A total of eight people have served as head of state of Mauritania (not counting one Acting President). Additionally, one person, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, has served on two non-consecutive occasions.

The current head of state of Mauritania is the President of the Republic Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, since 1 August 2019.

TitlesEdit

KeyEdit

Political parties
Other factions
Status
  •   Acting President

ListEdit

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Elected Political affiliation Prime Minister(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Moktar Ould Daddah
(1924–2003)
  28 November 1960 10 July 1978
(deposed.)
17 years, 224 days 1961
1966
1971
1976
PRM / PPM Himself
2 Mustafa Ould Salek
(1936–2012)
  10 July 1978 3 June 1979
(resigned.)
328 days Military Bouceif
Sidi
Haidalla
3 Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Louly
(1943–2019)
  3 June 1979 4 January 1980
(deposed.)
215 days Military Haidalla
4 Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla
(1940–)
  4 January 1980 12 December 1984
(deposed.)
4 years, 343 days Military Himself
Bneijara
Taya
Himself
5 Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya
(1941–)
  12 December 1984 3 August 2005
(deposed.)
20 years, 234 days 1992
1997
2003
Military /
PRDS
Himself
Boubacar
Khouna
Guig
Khouna
M'Bareck
6 Ely Ould Mohamed Vall
(1953–2017)
  3 August 2005 19 April 2007 1 year, 259 days Military
(Sûreté Nationale)
Boubacar
7 Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi
(1938–)
  19 April 2007 6 August 2008
(deposed.)
1 year, 109 days 2007 Independent Zeidane
Waghef
8 Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
(1956–)
  6 August 2008 15 April 2009 252 days Military Laghdaf
Ba Mamadou Mbaré
(1946–2013)[1]
  15 April 2009 5 August 2009 112 days Independent Laghdaf
(8) Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
(1956–)
  5 August 2009 1 August 2019 9 years, 361 days 2009
2014
UPR Laghdaf
Hademine
Béchir
9 Mohamed Ould Ghazouani
(1956–)
  1 August 2019 Incumbent 72 days 2019 UPR Béchir
Sidiya

Latest electionEdit

Candidate Party Votes %
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
Invalid/blank votes 38,284
Total 967,594 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,544,132 62.66
Source: CENI

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Simultaneously served as the President of the Senate. The first black leader of Mauritania

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