List of heads of state of Mauritania

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This is a list of heads of state of Mauritania since the country gained independence from France in 1960 to the present day.

President of the
Islamic Republic of Mauritania
رئيس الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية
Président la République islamique de Mauritanie
Seal of Mauritania (2018).svg
Hi Excellency Mohammed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, President of Mauritania, at the UK-Africa Investment Summit, 20 January 2020 (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Mohamed Ould Ghazouani

since 1 August 2019
ResidencePresidential Palace, Nouakchott
Term length5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holderMoktar Ould Daddah
Formation20 August 1961
Salary300,000 USD annually[1][2]

List of officeholdersEdit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Elected Term of office Political party Prime minister(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1   Moktar Ould Daddah
(1924–2003)
1961
1966
1971
1976
28 November 1960 10 July 1978
(deposed.)
17 years, 224 days PRM / PPM Himself
2   Mustafa Ould Salek
(1936–2012)
10 July 1978 3 June 1979
(resigned.)
328 days Military Bouceif
Sidi
Haidalla
3   Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Louly
(1943–2019)
3 June 1979 4 January 1980
(deposed.)
215 days Military Haidalla
4   Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla
(1940–)
4 January 1980 12 December 1984
(deposed.)
4 years, 343 days Military Himself
Bneijara
Taya
Himself
5   Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya
(1941–)
1992
1997
2003
12 December 1984 3 August 2005
(deposed.)
20 years, 234 days Military /
PRDS
Himself
Boubacar
Khouna
Guig
Khouna
M'Bareck
6   Ely Ould Mohamed Vall
(1953–2017)
3 August 2005 19 April 2007 1 year, 259 days Military
(Sûreté Nationale)
Boubacar
7   Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi
(1938–2020)
2007 19 April 2007 6 August 2008
(deposed.)
1 year, 109 days Independent Zeidane
Waghef
8   Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
(1956–)
6 August 2008 15 April 2009 252 days Military Laghdaf
  Ba Mamadou Mbaré
(1946–2013)[a]
15 April 2009 5 August 2009 112 days Independent Laghdaf
(8)   Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
(1956–)
2009
2014
5 August 2009 1 August 2019 9 years, 361 days UPR Laghdaf
Hademine
Béchir
9   Mohamed Ould Ghazouani
(1956–)
2019 1 August 2019 Incumbent 1 year, 172 days UPR Béchir
Sidiya
Bilal

NotesEdit

  1. Simultaneously served as the President of the Senate. The first black leader of Mauritania.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "راتب الرئيس الموريتاني الشهري لايزال يعادل راتب رئيس الصين السنوي". February 2, 2015.
  2. "Names and figures .. salaries of the heads of the world".