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New Mauritanian Cabinet announced

El Ghazouani, who was serving as country’s army chief, is also included in Cabinet

New Mauritanian Cabinet announced

By Mohamed al-Bakay


Mauritanian presidency on Tuesday announced the formation of the country's new Cabinet, local news agency reported.

Mohamed Ould Cheikh Mohamed Ahmed Ould El Ghazouani, who was serving as the country’s army chief, is also among the Cabinet members and has been named as the country’s defense minister.

The new Cabinet also included the President of the ruling Union for the Republic (UPR) party Sidi Mohamed Ould Mahamed, who has been named as a government spokesman.

On Monday, Mauritania’s president assigned Mohammed Salem Ould Al-Bashir to form the country's new government, who succeeded the resigned Prime Minister Yahya Ould Hademine.

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