MAURITANIANS WILL VOTE IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON JUNE 22

Africa Politics

Mauritanians will vote in a presidential election on June 22nd, in the first peaceful transfer of power since independence from France in 1960.
Mauritanian President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz, is stepping down after two five-year terms, since he took power in a coup in 2008.
Six candidates are running to replace the outgoing president.
Voters in the capital city say they are looking forward to change, because their living conditions are difficult.
The government has repeatedly launched crackdowns against anti-slavery campaigners for staging unlawful protests.
Mauritania was the last country in the world to outlaw slavery in 1981.

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