Newsletter
Weather
Community
English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
China
World
Opinion
Business
Sci-Edu
Culture/Life
Sports
Photos
 Services
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 Search
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping
English websites of Chinese embassies




Home >> World
UPDATED: 12:49, January 27, 2007
Over 20 candidates register for Mauritania's presidential elections
font size    

With a few hours remaining before the registration deadline for Mauritania's presidential elections, 21 candidates have officially registered for the race, according to reports on Friday.

Among the already registered candidates, eight are representing political parties while the remaining 13 are "independent". The registration of candidates ends Friday mid-night local time.

The contest will most likely be between the candidates of the Assembly of Democratic Forces (RFD), Ahmed Ould Daddah who is also a candidate in 1993 and 2003 presidential elections, the Popular Progressive Alliance (APP), Mesaoud Ould Belkheir who is also a candidate in 2003 presidential elections and the Union of Progressive Forces (UFP), Mohamed Ould Maouloud.

Former president Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla who led the country from 1980 to 1984, former minister Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdalahi and former parliamentarian Sarr Ibrahima, a prominent figure within Mauritania's black community, are among the " independent" candidates in the elections.

The presidential elections will mark the end of the political transition period started in the country after the coup that toppled the regime of President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya on Aug. 3, 2005.

Source: Xinhua


Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this


   Recommendation
- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
Dic

Manufacturers, Exporters, Wholesalers - Global trade starts here.
Versions:
Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved