Mauritania counts presidential ballots, ruling party says on track to win

A man attends voting at a polling station during presidential election in Nouakchott, Mauritania June 22, 2019. REUTERS/Media Coulibaly

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) – Mauritania began counting ballots on Saturday evening from its presidential election, as the ruling party claimed its candidate was poised to win a landslide victory. The election was the first in Mauritania’s history since independence from France in 1960 to choose a successor to a democratically-elected president. Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, a former […]

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