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Mauritanian President Abdel Aziz re-elected with 82 percent
June 22, 2014 / 8:07 PM / 3 years ago

Mauritanian President Abdel Aziz re-elected with 82 percent

NOUAKCHOTT, June 22 (Reuters) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has been re-elected for another five-year term with 81.89 percent of the vote, the head of the national election commission announced on Sunday after a vote boycotted by most of the opposition.

Turnout in the June 21 election was 56.4 percent, Abdellahi Ould Soueid Ahmed told a news conference. (Reporting by Kissima Diagana; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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