July 19, 2024

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Mauritania Successfully Holds National Elections, President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani Re-elected for Second Term

President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani

In a press statement released today, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken congratulated Mohamed Ould Ghazouani on his re-election as President of Mauritania for a second term. The United States commended the people of Mauritania for their commitment to democracy and their active participation in the electoral process.

Despite some post-election protests that led to unfortunate loss of life, the United States urged the Mauritanian government to conduct a thorough investigation into the incidents and hold those responsible accountable. The statement also called for peaceful dissent and emphasized the importance of security forces acting in accordance with the rule of law.

The United States expressed its appreciation for the strong partnership with Mauritania and reiterated its commitment to supporting the country in further strengthening its democratic processes and institutions. As Mauritania moves forward under President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani’s leadership, the United States looks forward to continued collaboration in advancing shared interests and promoting stability and prosperity in the region.

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