Voters Support Dropping Senate in Mauritania's Boycotted Poll
After a voter turnout of 53.73%, 85% of citizens who voted said 'yes' to abolish the senate and change the country's flag, the national electoral commission says. The opposition accuse President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of using the referendum to try and secure a third term in office by seeking to change the constitution.
UN News, 8 August 2017
Following Mauritania's 5 August constitutional referendum, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has encouraged all stakeholders to ensure that disagreements are… Read more »
Président Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.
Deutsche Welle, 7 August 2017
Mauritanians have voted in a referendum to abolish their Senate, in a victory for President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. Opposition groups say Aziz is laying the groundwork for a third… Read more »
Al Jazeera, 5 August 2017
Mauritanians are voting on contentious constitutional changes sought by President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz that some opposition legislators say could prompt slide towards… Read more »
RFI, 5 August 2017
Mauritanians voted Saturday in a referendum on constitutional reform that would mean abolishing the country's Senate and changing the national flag. Critics see it as a covert… Read more »
Deutsche Welle, 5 August 2017
Mauritanians go to the polls to vote in a controversial constitutional referendum boycotted by several opposition parties and civil society groups. Saturday's vote is overshadowed… Read more »
UN News, 3 August 2017
The United Nations human rights office today expressed concern about the ongoing unrest in Mauritania, ahead of the constitutional referendum scheduled for Saturday, particularly… Read more »