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National Assembly (Mauritania)

The National Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
12th National Assembly
Seats 95
Political groups

     UPR (60)
     RDF (6)
     UFP (5)
     RNRD (4)
     PRDR (4)
     El Wiam (3)
     APP (3)
     UDP (3)
     ADIL (2)
     RD (1)
     HATEM (1)
     MPR (1)
     PRPM (1)

     UCD (1)
The National Assembly
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The Parliament (Barlamane/Parlement) has two chambers. The National Assembly (Al Jamiya al-Wataniyah/Assemblée Nationale) has 81 members, elected for a five-year term in single-seat constituencies. From 1961-1978, the only legal party was the Parti du Peuple Mauritanien (PPM). In the 1990s, a multiparty system was introduced in Mauritania. The Democratic and Social Republican Party dominated until the 2005 coup. The first truly democratic elections were held in 2006.

On April 27, 2007 Messaoud Ould Boulkheir was elected speaker of the National Assembly, becoming the first black Haratine to hold the position.

Current Composition

The composition of the National Assembly has changed quite drastically since the last election in 2006. As of July 2011 the composition was as follows.

Party 2006 Election Results As of July 2011
Union for the Republic (UPR) 0 60
Rally of Democratic Forces (RDF) 15 6
Union of the Forces of Progress (UFP) 8 5
National Rally for Reform and Development (RNRD) 0 4
Republican Party for Democracy and Renewal (PRDR) 7 4
El Wiam 3
People's Progressive Alliance (APP) 6 3
Union for Democracy and Progress (UDP) 3 3
National Pact for Democracy and Development (ADIL) 7 2
Democratic Renovation (RD) 2 1
Mauritanian Party of Union and Change (HATEM) 3 1
Movement for Refounding (MPR) 1
Popular Rally of Mauritanian People (PRPM) 1
Union of the Democratic Center (UCD) 1 1
Total Assembly Seats 95 95
Source: NDI

Composition following the 2006 election

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Parties Votes % Seats
1st round
2nd round
Al-Mithaq (moderate Islamist independents) 10 31 41
RFD-UFP Rally of Democratic Forces (Regroupement des Forces Démocratiques) 12 3 15
Union of Forces of Progress (Union des Forces du Progrès) 3 5 8
RFD-UFP 0 2 2
Republican Party for Democracy and Renewal (Parti Républicain Démocratique et Renouvellement) 4 3 7
APP-HATEM People's Progressive Alliance (Alliance populaire progressiste) 4 1 5
Mauritanian Party of Union and Change (Parti mauritanien de l'union et du changement-HATEM) 2 0 2
Rally for Democracy and Unity (Rassemblement pour la Démocratie et l'Unité) 2 1 3
Union for Democracy and Progress (Union pour la Démocratie et le Progrès) 1 2 3
Democratic Renovation (Rénovation Démocratique) 2 0 2
People's Front (Front populaire) 1 0 1
Social-Democratic Unionist Party (Parti unioniste démocratique et socialiste) 1 0 1
National Rally for Democracy, Liberty and Equality (Rassemblement national pour la liberté, la démocratie et l'égalité) 1 0 1
Union of the Democratic Center (Union du centre démocratique) 0 1 1
Alternative (Alternative) 0 1 1
Total 43 52 95
Source: IPU


See also

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