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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Early Election Results in Mauritania

Despite the results of recent polls, which projected a tight three-way race between Ould Abdel Aziz, Ould Boulkheir and Ould Daddah, Taqadoumy forum reports a sizable lead for Ahmed Ould Abdel Aziz in the initial stages of vote counting. As the results keep coming, Ould Abdel Aziz seems destined to win the presidential elections with over 53% of the votes with 80% of the ballots counted. opposition has already denounced "the electoral masquerade, which seeks to "legitimize the coup," declared Messaoud Ould Boulkheir, the principal rival of Ould Abdel Aziz.

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