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New government formed in Mauritania

Fresh cabinet announced on state TV after Mohamed Ould Ghazouani assumes presidency last week

Mohamed al-Bakay   | 09.08.2019
New government formed in Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania

The Mauritanian presidency announced the country's new cabinet late on Thursday . 

The new government was announced in a statement aired by state TV.

On Aug. 1, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani was sworn in as Mauritania’s newly-elected president for a five-year term.

Ghazouani, 63, is Mauritania's tenth president since its independence from France in 1960.

He won the June 22 presidential election with 52% of the vote.

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