The June Election Has Excluded Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, The Former Leader Of Mauritius

The June Election Has Excluded Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, The Former Leader Of Mauritius

Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the former president of Mauritius, has been disqualified from the June 29 presidential election due to a lack of required sponsorship, his spokesperson Mohamed Ould Djibril informed reporters on Tuesday, May 14, criticising the current sponsorship structure.

The spokesperson went on, “This blocking by the authorities is undemocratic.” “Ten of us are victims of this plot by the authorities.”

According to his spokesman, Mr. Aziz had taken the necessary steps to announce his candidature. Until 2019, he served as the leader of Mauritania, a crucial nation situated between the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa. If that were the case, he would have faced Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, the departing president, who is currently at open odds with him despite being his most devoted comrade in the past.

Mayors and city council members had to ratify presidential candidates, according to rules established by the ruling party. The only party with any wiggle room is the opposition Islamist Tewassoul, which has the requisite municipal councillors.

The opposition parties had previously criticized the law, who called it unfair.
In a joint statement, twelve opposition candidates—among them Mr. Aziz denounced the hegemony of the majority parties, saying that they are selecting their opponents from among the candidates and pushing the nation towards a unilateral electoral parody.

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