2 November 2012

Mauritanian Opposition Urges Elections

Photo: Manon Riviere/IRIN
A protest in Mauritania (file photo).

Mauritania's Co-ordination of Democratic Opposition (COD) on Thursday (November 1st) organised a demonstration calling for "a consensual transition" from military rule, ANI reported.

Opposition leaders also urged early elections to "get the country out of the constitutional vacuum" paralysing institutions since the departure of President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz to France for medical treatment.

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