Mauritanian Presidential Election 2019 Results Voting Live

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Mauritanian Presidential Election 2019 Results Voting Live

Mauritanian Presidential Election 2019 Results Voting Live

Mauritanian Presidential Election 2019 Date: 22 June 2019 

Presidential elections will be held in Mauritania on 22 June 2019, with a second round planned for 6 July if no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote.

Mauritania elects on national level a head of state – the president – and a legislature. Prior to 2006, the president was elected for a six-year term by the people, with no term limits; following the constitutional referendum of June 2006, presidential terms are now five years, with a two-term limit and a maximum age limit of 75. The Parliament (Barlamane/Parlement) has one chamber. The National Assembly (Al Jamiya al-Wataniyah/Assemblée Nationale) has 81 members, elected for a five-year term in single-seat constituencies.


Mauritanian Presidential Election Voting Live 2019

1. Mauritanian Presidential Election will be held on 27 June 2019.

2. Mauritanian elections promise little upstream change.

3. Mauritania: Presidential candidates must commit to protecting human rights.


The electoral system of Mauritania

Since the adoption of its constitution on July 20, 1991, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania has passed a complete legal package on electoral issues. The main steps of the Mauritanian electoral system will be reviewed below.

The various laws that govern presidential, legislative and local elections are based on a number of principles. These principles include: (1) the universality and secret nature of the ballot; (2) the importance of the role of political parties, “which contributes to the shaping and expression of people’s political will”; and (3) the absolute equality of all citizens involved in political competitions. The sole limit of these principles is those (constraints) determined by the Constitution: the respect of democratic principles, national sovereignty, territorial integrity, and the national unity of the Republic of Mauritania.

For an electoral system, presidential elections utilize a single plurality with runoff, while the legislative and local elections are decided through the use of a proportional system with a list of candidates where the population density is high enough. The proportional system is used in such cases to enable the opposition, as well as small parties, to gain seats in the institutions that represent all Mauritanians.


Mauritania election results 2019 

 

Candidate Party Votes %
Mohamed Ould Ghazouani Union for the Republic 483,312 52.01
Biram Dah Abeid Independent 172,656 18.58
Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar Independent 166,058 17.87
Kane Hamidou Baba Independent 80,916 8.71
Mohamed Ould Mouloud Rally of Democratic Forces 22,695 2.44
Mohamed Lemine al-Mourtaji al-Wafi Independent 3,676 0.40
Invalid/blank votes 38,284
Total 967,594 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,544,132 62.66

Mauritania Parties and leaders

 

Name of the Party Name of the Candidate
Union for the Republic Mohamed Ould Ghazouani
Tewassoul Mohamed Ould Boubacar
Independent Biram Dah Abeid
Union of Democratic Forces Mohamed Ould Mouloud
Independent Kane Hamidou Baba
Independent Mohamed Lemine al-Mourtaji al-Wafi

Mauritania past election results 

Candidate Party Votes %
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz Union for the Republic 577,995 81.89
Biram Dah Abeid Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement 61,218 8.67
Boïdiel Ould Houmeit El Wiam 31,773 4.50
Ibrahima Moctar Sarr Alliance for Justice and Democracy/Movement for Renewal 31,368 4.44
Laila Maryam Mint Moulaye Idriss Independent 3,434 0.49
Invalid/blank votes 44,077
Total 749,865 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,328,168 56.46
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