Nearly 1.8 million voters will choose their deputies, mayors, and regional councilors in the elections being held on May 13th in Mauritania. This triple ballot is important for President Mohamed Ould el-Ghazouani and his party El Insaf
The Olympic Stadium houses a dozen polling stations, many voters are registered there. Many of them made the trip. Travel to fulfill their civic duty. There are also many more people compared to this morning when the offices opened.
The stadium is located in the municipality of Tevragh Zeïna, it is the most important electoral district of Nouakchott, but also the wealthiest, the richest. And since this morning, there are a lot of women voters, women are participating more and more in the political life of the country. There are also a lot of young people because the great novelty of this election is the establishment of a national list specially dedicated to young people under 35 and candidates for deputy.
In El Mina, a popular commune in the capital, there is great interest in this type of ballot, despite notable hiccups. Some polling stations opened more than an hour or even two hours late. There are missing voter cards – in Mauritania, it is at the time of the vote that you withdraw your voter card. The voting process is very slow, with sometimes twenty minutes between two voters.