Francophonie parliament condemns coup in Mauritania

Paris- France (PANA) -- The Francophonie Parliamentary Assembly (APF) on Thursday strongly condemned the toppling of the former regime of President Maaouya Sid'Ahmed Ould Taya in Mauritania by army officers, and called for the immediate restoration of the constitutional legality.
The APF, in a statement issued to PANA here, said the putsch fell within the resolutions of the OIF in its "Bamako Declaration," adding the APF demanded the quick restoration of constitutional legality in Nouakchott.
It also reiterated its unfailing commitment to democracy, which places power on the respect of universal suffrage.
A self-proclaimed Military Council for Democracy and Justice made up of army officers on Wednesday deposed President Maaouya Sid'Ahmed Ould Taya, and promised to hold a free, democratic and open poll after a two- year transition.

04 august 2005 20:23:00

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