Military Council for Justice and Democracy
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The Military Council for Justice and Democracy (Arabic: المجلس العسكري للعدالة والديمقراطية; French: Le Conseil Militaire pour la Justice et la Démocratie) was the supreme political body of Mauritania. It served as the country's interim government following the coup d'état which ousted the President, Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya on 3 August 2005. It was led by the former director of the national police force, Colonel Ely Ould Mohamed Vall. After seizing power it quickly pledged to hold elections within two years, and promised that none of its own members would run. A few days after seizing power, Vall named Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar as Prime Minister following the resignation of Taya's last Prime Minister, Sghair Ould M'Bareck.
Several members of CMJD later became members of the next Mauritanian junta, the High Council of State when it came to power in the 2008 Mauritanian coup under the leadership of Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.
- Col. Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, Chairman
- Col. Abderrahmane Ould Boubacar
- Col. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
- Col. Mohamed Ould Cheikh Mohamed Ahmed
- Col. Ahmed Ould Bekrine
- Col. Sogho Alassane
- Dr.-Col. Ghoulam Ould Mohamed
- Col. Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Alem
- Col. Negri Felix
- Col. Mohamed Ould Meguett
- Col. Mohamed Ould Mohamed Znagui
- Dr.-Col. Kane Hamedine
- Col. Mohamed Ould Abdi
- Col. Ahmed Ould Ameine
- Col. Taleb Moustapha Ould Cheikh
- Col. Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed Lemine
- Naval Col. Isselkou Ould Cheikh El Wely
- Military Committee for National Recovery (CRMN) - Military government 1978-79.
- Military Committee for National Salvation (CMSN) - Military government 1979-92.
- High Council of State (HCE) - Military government 2008-09.
- Mauritania army says to rule country for 2 years – Reuters
- Oil wealth triggers army coup – Times Online.
- Mauritanian Military and Security Forces Overthrow Pro-Israel President, Ma'aouya Taya – Al-Jazeerah.info
- Mauritania seize of power 'not a surprise' and Jubilant Mauritanians celebrate end of Taya's rule – SABC
- US Envoy Meets Leaders of Mauritanian Junta and Mauritania Remains Calm After Military Coup – Voice of America
- Mauritanian coup leaders dissolve National Assembly and Int'l community intensifies pressure on Mauritanian coup leaders – Xinhua
- Govt continues despite coup and Coup leaders assure diplomats – News24.com
- Thousands Back Junta in Mauritania – The Guardian
- African Union boycotts Mauritania after coup – The Globe & Mail