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Senate (Mauritania)


Senate (Mauritania)

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politics and government of

The Parliament (Barlamane/Parlement) has two chambers. The upper house is the Senate (Majlis al-Shuyukh/Sénat). The Senate has 56 members, 53 members elected for a six-year term by municipal councillors with one third renewed every two years and 3 members elected by Mauritanians abroad.

Latest election

 Summary of the 21 January and 4 February 2007 Senate of Mauritania election results
Parties 1st round 2nd round Total
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Al-Mithaq (moderate Islamist independents) 2,258 63.14 23 1,081 69.79 11 34
Rally of Democratic Forces (Regroupement des Forces Démocratiques) and allies 365 10.21 5 98 6.33 1 6
Rally of Democratic ForcesUnion of Forces of Progress (RFD-UFP) 76 4.91 1 1
Republican Party for Democracy and Renewal (Parti Républicain Démocratique et Renouvellement) 231 6.46 3 3
Union of Forces of Progress (Union des Forces du Progrès) 129 3.61 1 29 1.87 0 1
Coalition of Forces for Democratic Change (Coalition des Forces de Changements) 83 2.32 3 3
Mauritanian Party of Union and Change (Parti mauritanien de l'union et du changement/HATEM) and allies 31 0.87 1 103 6.65 2 3
Union for Democracy and Progress (Union pour la Démocratie et le Progrès) and allies 28 0.78 1 1
People's Progressive Alliance (Alliance populaire progressiste) and allies 12 0.34 1 1
representatives of the diaspora 3
Total 3,137 100.0 38 1,387 100.0 15 56

See also

External links

  • Official website

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