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This article lists political parties in Mauritania.

Until 2005, Mauritania was a one party dominant state with the Democratic and Social Republican Party, now the Republican Party for Democracy and Renewal in power. Opposition political parties were allowed, but had no real chance of gaining power. Following the 2005 Coup a transitional junta liberalised the political arena, permitting a level of pluralism and openness that was applauded in the west, and handed power to the winner of a competitive election, the National Pact for Development and Democracy (PNDD-ADIL). This ended with the 2008 Coup, and while the National Assembly continued to meet, its powers were restricted. The Union for the Republic (Union pour le republique UPR) was formed as the ruling party. National elections for a new government are scheduled for 2009, with some parties opposed to the candidacy of military ruler Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz boycotting the elections.


The parties


  • National Front for the Defence of Democracy (Front national pour la défense de la démocratie FNDD)
2009 anti-UPR coalition. Includes PNDD/Adil, APP, UFP, Tawassoul Party. Joint opposition with RFD.[5][6][7]


See also


  1. ^ Les 12 résolutions du Conseil national provisoire du PNDD (ADIL). Nouakchott, 17-02-2008
  2. ^ Mauritania PM to form new cabinet after resignation. Reuters. 3 July 2008.
  3. ^ Mauritania: Human Rights Report 2008. United States Embassy to Mauritania.
  4. ^ A classic coup. AlAhram Weekly.7 - 13 August 2008 Issue No. 909
  5. ^ Mauritanie : des députés membres du FNDD sous la menace de destitution. Pana Press. 4 December 2008
  6. ^ Mauritania: Joint FNDD-RFD march against the Mauritanian junta. Pana Press. 4 May 2009.
  7. ^ Mauritania: FNDD sets agenda for political dialogue. Pana press. 16 April 2009.


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