List of heads of state of Mauritania

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President of the
Islamic Republic of Mauritania
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Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz August 2014 (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz

since 5 August 2009
Residence Presidential Palace, Nouakchott
Term length 5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Moktar Ould Daddah
Formation 20 August 1961
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Mauritania

This is a list of heads of state of Mauritania since the country gained independence from France in 1960 to the present day.

A total of eight people have served as head of state of Mauritania (not counting one Acting President). Additionally, one person, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, has served on two non-consecutive occasions.

The current head of state of Mauritania is the President of the Republic Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, since 5 August 2009.

Titles[edit]

Key[edit]

Political parties
Other factions
Status
  •   Acting President

List[edit]

Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Elected Political affiliation Prime Minister(s)
Took office Left office
1 Moktar Ould Daddah
(1924–2003)
Moktar Ould Daddah - 1977.jpg 28 November 1960 10 July 1978
(deposed.)
1961, 1966, 1971, 1976 PRM / PPM Himself
2 Mustafa Ould Salek
(1936–2012)
No image.png 10 July 1978 3 June 1979
(resigned.)
Military Bouceif
Sidi
Haidalla
3 Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Louly
(1943–)
No image.png 3 June 1979 4 January 1980
(deposed.)
Military Haidalla
4 Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla
(1940–)
Haïdalla cropped.png 4 January 1980 12 December 1984
(deposed.)
Military Himself
Bneijara
Taya
Himself
5 Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya
(1941–)
Mauritania gov ould taya 210 eng 30apr05.jpg 12 December 1984 3 August 2005
(deposed.)
1992, 1997, 2003 Military /
PRDS
Himself
Boubacar
Khouna
Guig
Khouna
M'Bareck
6 Ely Ould Mohamed Vall
(1953–)
No image.png 3 August 2005 19 April 2007 Military
(Sûreté Nationale)
Boubacar
7 Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi
(1938–)
Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi.jpg 19 April 2007 6 August 2008
(deposed.)
2007 Independent Zeidane
Waghef
8 Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
(1956–)
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz August 2014 (cropped).jpg 6 August 2008 15 April 2009 Military Laghdaf
Ba Mamadou Mbaré
(1946–2013)[1]
No image.png 15 April 2009 5 August 2009 Independent Laghdaf
(8) Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
(1956–)
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz August 2014 (cropped).jpg 5 August 2009 Incumbent 2009, 2014 UPR Laghdaf
Hademine

Latest election[edit]

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
Source: CENI

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Simultaneously served as the President of the Senate. The first black leader of Mauritania

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