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Heads of state

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Term Incumbent Affiliation Notes
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
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 Mil
3 June 1979 to 4 January 1980 Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Louly, Head of State and Chairman of the Military Committee for National Salvation Mil
4 January 1980 to 12 December 1984 Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla, Head of State and Chairman of the Military Committee for National Salvation Mil
12 December 1984 to 18 April 1992 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
3 August 2005 to 19 April 2007 Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, Chairman of the Military Council for Justice and Democracy Mil
19 April 2007 to 6 August 2008 Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, President n-p
6 August 2008 to 15 April 2009 Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of the High Council of State Mil 1st term
15 April 2009 to 5 August 2009 Ba Mamadou Mbaré, Acting President n-p
5 August 2009 to present 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 BoulkheirPopular 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 SarrAlliance 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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