Preliminary results: incumbent leader wins Mauritania polls with 81.89%
Abdel Aziz was firmly ahead of anti-slavery candidate Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, who obtained 8.67 percent of the ballot
Mauritania’s incumbent leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has won presidential polls with an overwhelming 81.89 percent of the vote, preliminary results showed Sunday, after his main rivals boycotted a process they rejected as a sham.
Abdel Aziz was firmly ahead of anti-slavery candidate Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, who obtained 8.67 percent of the ballot, results published by the national electoral commission showed. Turnout stood at 56.46 percent.
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