Mauritania's opposition coalition wants mutual electoral process

Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritanian opposition coalition, National Forum for Democracy and Unity (FNDU), on Tuesday called for consultations on the electoral process and warned against the unilateral method currently being implemented by the government.

FNDU said that consultation on the electoral process would enable the country "to resolve the political crisis rocking the country for several years now, because of the unilateral management of public affairs".

"In that sense, the government should, together with the acting political forces, work to initiate a consensual electoral process which reassures everybody and guarantees the neutrality of the government."

FNDU said the government must give equal chance to all actors likely to result in a true change on the eve of the decisive parliamentary, regional and municipal elections, and a prelude to the disputed presidential election marking the end of the term incumbent president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

However, the coalition, made up of political parties, civil society organisations and individuals, said that several signals show that the government wants to impose its will on the country.
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27 march 2018 11:32:14

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