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Mauritanians hail vote as call for sweeping change

Politicians and local non-governmental groups in Mauritania on Tuesday hailed the country’s weekend vote in favor of a new democratic Constitution. The vote was “a victory for the national consensus” said the leader of the Union of Forces of Progress party Mohammad Ould Moloud. The result “shows that we can have good elections and obtain good results in transparency and without disturbance,” he said. Nearly 97 percent of the votes cast chose the Constitution which will set the tone for major democratic reforms, according to results released late on Monday by the country’s interior minister. Turnout was 76.5 percent. Full Story

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