Mauritania elects new president today

Amman, Some 1.5 million Mauritanian voters will go to the polls on Saturday to choose the country’s 10th president.

Presidential candidates include former defense minister Mohamed Ould Cheikh Mohamed Ahmed Ghazouani, former prime minister Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar, apposition candidate Mohamed Ould Moulou, human rights activist Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, Baba former parliamentarian Hamidou Kane and financial expert Mohamed Lemine El Mourteji El Wavi.

More that 100 international monitors are expected to observe the current presidential elections.

Source: Jordan News Agency