List of heads of state of Mauritania


List of heads of state of Mauritania
President of the
Islamic Republic of Mauritania
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Incumbent
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz

since 5 August 2009
Residence Presidential Palace, Nouakchott
Term length 5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Moktar Ould Daddah
Formation 20 August 1961
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List of Heads of State of Mauritania

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Islamic Republic of Mauritania Independence from France
(République Islamique de Mauritanie)
28 November 1960 to 20 August 1961 Moktar Ould Daddah, acting Head of State PRM/PPM
20 August 1961 to 10 July 1978 Moktar Ould Daddah, President Deposed in the 1978 coup d'etat
10 July 1978 to 20 March 1979 Mustafa Ould Salek, Chairman of the Military Committee for National Recovery Mil
20 March 1979 to 6 April 1979 Mustafa Ould Salek, Head of State and Chairman of the Military Committee for National Recovery
6 April 1979 to 3 June 1979 Mustafa Ould Salek, Head of State and Chairman of the Military Committee for National Salvation Reduced to a figurehead after the 1979 coup d'etat; Resigned
3 June 1979 to 4 January 1980 Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Louly, Head of State and Chairman of the Military Committee for National Salvation Mil Deposed in the 1980 coup d'etat
4 January 1980 to 12 December 1984 1983 Mohamed Haidalla seful Republicii Islamice Mauritania la MIRSR.JPG Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla, Head of State and Chairman of the Military Committee for National Salvation Mil Deposed in the 1984 coup d'etat
12 December 1984 to 18 April 1992 Mauritania gov ould taya 210 eng 30apr05.jpg Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, Head of State and Chairman of the Military Committee for National Salvation Mil
18 April 1992 to 3 August 2005 Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, President PRDS Deposed in the 2005 coup d'etat
3 August 2005 to 19 April 2007 Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, Chairman of the Military Council for Justice and Democracy Mil Step down after the 2007 presidential election
19 April 2007 to 6 August 2008 Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi.jpg Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, President n-p Deposed in the 2008 coup d'etat
6 August 2008 to 15 April 2009 Mauritania-aziz-in-his-home-city-Akjoujt-15mar09 1.jpg Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of the High Council of State Mil 1st Term; Resigned in order to stand as a candidate in the 2009 presidential election
15 April 2009 to 5 August 2009 Ba Mamadou Mbaré, Acting President n-p
5 August 2009 to Present Mauritania-aziz-in-his-home-city-Akjoujt-15mar09 1.jpg Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President UPR 2nd Term

Affiliations

PPM Partie des Personnes de Mauritanian
     (Mauritanian People's Party)   to 1961 PRM - authoritarian
PRDS Parti Républicain Démocratique et Social
     (Social and Democratic Republican Party)   authoritarian
PRM Parti Rassemblement Mauritian
     (Mauritanian Gathering Party)   1958-1961 PPM
UPM Union Progressive Mauritanian
     (Mauritanian Progressive Union)   from 1958 PRM
ADIL National Pact for Democracy and Development
UPR Union for the Republic
Mil Military
n-p non-partisan
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Latest election

e • d Summary of the 18 July 2009 Mauritanian presidential election results
Candidates – Parties Votes %
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz – Union for the Republic 409,100 52.58
Messaoud Ould Boulkheir – Popular Alliance for Progress/National Front for the Defense of Democracy 126,782 16.29
Ahmed Ould DaddahRally of Democratic Forces 106,263 13.66
Mohamed Jemil Ould Mansour – National Rally for Reform and Development 37,059 4.76
Ibrahima Moctar Sarr – Alliance for Justice and Democracy/Movement for Renewal 35,709 4.59
Ely Ould Mohamed Vall 29,681 3.81
Kane Hamidou Baba 11,568 1.49
Saleh Ould HanennaMauritanian Party of Union and Change 10,219 1.31
Hamada Ould Meimou 9,936 1.28
Sghair Ould M'Bareck 1,788 0.23
Total votes 778,105 100.00
Sources: click4mauritania.com

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