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Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz during a state visit to China, Sept. 14, 2015, Beijing (AP photo by Lintao Zhang).

Mauritania’s Weak Opposition Could Make Abdel Aziz President for Life

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Earlier this month, thousands in Mauritania took to the streets to protest President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz’s proposed constitutional referendum that many believe is designed to allow him to seek a third term in office.* In an email interview, Noel Foster, a doctoral student at Princeton University, discussed politics in Mauritania and the reaction to the proposed reforms.

WPR: What constitutional reforms has President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz proposed, and what is driving the move? ...

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