National Elections in Mauritania


Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State

The United States congratulates Mohamed Ould Ghazouani on his re-election to a second term as President of Mauritania.  We commend the commitment and determination displayed by Mauritanians in exercising their right to vote and engaging in the electoral process, continuing Mauritania’s recent history of democratic elections.  We regret the loss of life in post-election protests and look to the Mauritanian government to conduct a full investigation into the deaths and hold those deemed responsible to account.  We encourage any dissent to be expressed peacefully and urge security officials to act in accordance with the rule of law.

The United States appreciates our strong partnership with Mauritania and looks forward to continuing to advance our shared interests, including the further strengthening of Mauritania’s democratic processes and institutions.

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