ElectionGudie

March 11, 2007 Held

794,979
Voted
Mauritania

Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Election for President

Results

65%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:794,979
Valid Votes:740,850
Invalid Votes:54,129

Candidates:

Sidi Ould Cheikh ABDALLAHI183,726

24.80

Ahmed Ould DADDAH153,252

20.69

Zeine Ould ZEIDANE113,182

15.28

Messaoud Old BOULKHEIR72,493

9.79

Ibrahima Moctar SARR58,878

7.95

Saleh Ould HANENNA56,700

7.65

Mohamed Ould MAOULOUD30,254

4.08

9 others19,158

2.59

Dahane Ould Ahmed MAHMOUD15,326

2.07

Mohamed Ould CHEIKHNA14,200

1.92

Mohamed Khouna Ould HAIDALLA12,813

1.73

Ethmane Ould Cheikh Ebi EL MAALI10,868

1.47

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of the President of Mauritania

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ely Ould Mohamed VALL (3 August 2005 - 19 April 2007)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Sidi Mohamed Ould BOUBACAR (7 August 2005 - 20 April 2007)
  • Assembly: Mauritania has a bicameral Barlamane (Parliament) consisting of the Majlis al-Shuyukh (Senate) and the Al Jamiya Al Wataniya (National Assembly). There are 56 seats in the Senate and 146 in the National Assembly.

Description of electoral system:

  • The president is directly elected by absolute majoirty popular vote in two rounds if needed for a 5-year term.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Sidi Ould Cheikh ABDALLAHI
    • Independent(s): N/A
  • Ahmed Ould DADDAH
    • Party: Rally of Democratic Forces / Regroupement des forces democratiques (RFD)

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Sidi Ould Cheikh ABDALLAHI
    • Party: N/A
  • Ahmed Ould DADDAH
    • Party: Rally of Democratic Forces (RFD) / Regroupement des forces democratiques
  • Zeine Ould ZEIDANE
    • Party: N/A
  • Messaoud Old BOULKHEIR
    • Party: Popular Alliance for Progress / Alliance populaire pour le progres
  • Ibrahima Moctar SARR
    • Party: N/A
  • Saleh Ould HANENNA
    • Party: N/A
  • Mohamed Ould MAOULOUD
    • Party: Union of the Forces for Progress (UFP) / Union des forces du progres
  • Dahane Ould Ahmed MAHMOUD
    • Party: N/A
  • Mohamed Ould CHEIKHNA
    • Party: N/A
  • Mohamed Khouna Ould HAIDALLA
    • Party: N/A
  • Ethmane Ould Cheikh Ebi EL MAALI
    • Party: N/A
  • 9 others
    • Independent(s): N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,328,285 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 1,132,877 (February 2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,656,063 (2007)

·         Is Mauritania a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Mauritania ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (10 May 2001)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 17 Assembly (following the 2006 elections); 10 Senate (following the 2007 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 156 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Mauritania a signatory to CRPD: No

·         Has Mauritania ratified CRPD: Yes, accession (3 April 2012)

·         Population with a disability: 499,242 (est.)