2007 Mauritanian presidential election

Presidential elections were held in Mauritania on 11 March 2007.[1][2] As no candidate received a majority of the votes, a second round was held on 25 March between the top two candidates, Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi and Ahmed Ould Daddah. Abdallahi won the second round with about 53% of the vote and took office in April.[3]

2007 Mauritanian presidential election

 2003 11 March 2007 (first round)
25 March 2007 (second round)
2009 
Turnout70.16% (first round), 67.44% (second round)
 
Nominee Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi Ahmed Ould Daddah
Party Independent RFD
Popular vote 373,520 333,185
Percentage 52.85% 47.15%

Results of the first round by wilaya.

Results of the second round: the colour of each region varies for how strongly it voted for either candidate. Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi: red; Ahmed Ould Daddah: blue

President before election

Ely Ould Mohamed Vall
Independent

Elected President

Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi
Independent

The 2007 election followed a military coup in August 2005 that ousted long-time President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya. The head of the junta, Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, said that he and the other members of the junta would not run for president in the election, which marks the last stage of the transition to civilian rule.


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