March 25, 2007 Held


Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Election for Mauritanian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:764,045
Valid Votes:706,705
Invalid Votes:57,340

Vote Share by Candidate:

Sidi Ould Cheikh ABDALLAHI373,520


Ahmed Ould DADDAH333,185

Election Results Modified: Jul 23, 2008

General Information

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)

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.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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