Mauritania: Tawassoul Wants to Confirm Its Status as the First Opposition Party

maryam lahbal
maryam lahbal
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In Mauritania, the Tawassoul party met in Teyarett on May 10th, 2023, three days before the legislative and local elections. The opportunity for the Islamist formation to reaffirm its ambition to strengthen its status as the main opposition force.

In Mauritania, it is this May 13th, 2023, that the legislative and local elections are held. More than a million voters are called upon to choose their deputies, mayors, and regional councilors.

This is the last straight line before the end of the campaign on May 11th. Tawassoul, the Islamist party, and first Mauritanian opposition force, held a meeting the day before.

It was past 10 p.m. and the night was excellent. Neither the late hour nor the low temperature deterred the hundreds of activists gathered in the town of Teyarett.

In the green colors of the Tawassoul party, the crowd cheers the few candidates for the various elections on Saturday, such as Abdramane FodiĆ© Marega, pretender to the deputy: “The first thing is to strengthen democracy. It is also to represent these people, we need many parliamentarians who work on the lack of drinking water, lack of lighting, lack of tarmac roads. ”

For the election of its deputies, the Islamist party chose alternation, presenting only new candidates compared to the former National Assembly, such as Oumoul Mouminine Binta Ahmed Salim, first on the national list of women: “I am honored to have been chosen as the head of the list. The party has many cadres who could have carried this responsibility. So, today, my ambition is to represent Tawassoul for the benefit of the people. With God’s help, we will be able to control the current government’s actions to improve Mauritanians’ living conditions. ”

Maryam Lahbal

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