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27 juin 2019 | 14h00 UTC

Mauritania: Possible election-related demonstrations in Nouakchott June 27 /update 3

Mauritania Alerte de sécurité

Possible election-related demonstrations in Nouakchott June 27; heightened security presence possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 27/6/2019, 12h00 until 2/7/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Nouakchott). COUNTRY/REGION Mauritania, Nouakchott

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Event

Election-related demonstrations held by opposition supporters are possible in Nouakchott on Thursday, June 27, to denounce the ruling party and former defense minister Mohamed Ould Ghazouani's victory during the June 22 presidential elections. While some opposition supporters have called off their intention to protest following a ban by the authorities, others have announced their intention to demonstrate. Security operations and violence between protesters and security forces are possible if the protests go ahead.

The election results still have to be validated by the Constitutional Council - which is considering two legal challenges associated with the elections - expected on Tuesday, July 2.

Further demonstrations and a heightened security presence are possible in the coming days.

As of June 27, a near-total internet blackout remains reported. Continued telecommunication disruptions are possible in the coming days

Context

Mauritania held presidential elections on Saturday, June 22. The ruling party claimed victory with 52 percent of the vote for candidate Mohamed Ould El Ghazouani. Opposition groups have denounced the results and alleged electoral fraud; related protests were held on June 23-24.

Advice

Individuals in Mauritania, particularly in Nouakchott, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate telecommunication disruptions and a heightened security presence, maintain redundant modes of communication, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

 

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