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Mauritania presidential election set for June 22

Mauritania President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz who is retiring after two terms announced June 22 as the date for the country’s presidential election.

Key dates for Mauritania’s presidential election

  • Deadline for submitting applications: May 8
  • Announcement of successful candidates: May 22
  • Election campaign (June 7-21)
  • Election date: June 22

Potential Mauritania presidential candidates include

  • Former defense minister Mohamed Ould Cheikh Mohamed Ahmed
  • The former head of the 2005-2007 transitional government, Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar
  • Anti-slavery activist Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid
  • Main opposition leader Mohamed Ould Moloud
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