National Assembly (Mauritania)

The National Assembly (Arabic: الجمعية الوطنية‎; French: Assemblée Nationale) is the legislative house of Parliament of Mauritania. The legislature has 157 members, elected for five-year terms in single or two-seats constituencies. From 1961 until 1978, the only legal party in the country was the Mauritanian People's Party (French: Parti du Peuple Mauritanien, PPM). The legislature was disbanded after the 10 July 1978 coup. In 1992, a bicameral legislature was established, consisting the National Assembly and Senate of Mauritania. In the 1990s, a multiparty system was introduced in Mauritania. However, the Democratic and Social Republican Party dominated the parliament until a coup in 2005. The first truly democratic elections were held in 2006.

National Assembly

الجمعية الوطنية
Assemblée Nationale
13th National Assembly
Cheikh Ahmed Baye
since 9 October 2018
Political groups
     UPR (97)

     Tewassoul (14)
     El Wiam (TBA)
     APP (TBA)
     El Karam (TBA)
     UDP (TBA)
     AJD/MR (TBA)
     Sursaut (TBA)
     El Vadila (TBA)
     PUD (TBA)
     Ravah Party (TBA)
     PRDR (TBA)
     El Islah (TBA)
     PAM (TBA)
     PDA (TBA)
     PJD (TBA)
     PPD (TBA)

     PUDS (TBA)
Last election
15 September 2018

On April 27, 2007 Messaoud Ould Boulkheir was elected speaker of the National Assembly, becoming the first black Haratine to hold the position.

Board membersEdit

  • Mohamed Boilil M’Bareck
  • El Khalil Mohamed Teyib
  • Mohamed Ghoulam Abderrahmane El Hadj Cheikh
  • Mohamed Mahmoud Sidi Mohamed El Gharachi
  • Abdoulaye Amadou Sy
  • El wenane Hamedh Bobih
  • Mohamed Ahmedou Ahmedou
  • Yenna Ahmed Lelh
  • Ousmane Moussa Thiam
  • Hama mint El Mouktar
  • Mamoudou Mamadou Niang
  • Vatimettou mint Mohamed Yarba

See alsoEdit