Mauritania: Ghazouani-Aziz, chronicle of a quarrel - JeuneAfrique.com

The current Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani (left) and his predecessor Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz. © DR

The November 28, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani still had talks with Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz the same day, on the sidelines of the Independence Day in Akjoujt. But the former president boycotted the event.

In recent weeks, the two "brothers" are indeed engaged in a struggle of influence within UPR (ruling party). According to our sources, they had not spoken since November 22.

That day, in Nouakchott, after the Friday big prayer, "Ghazouani" went to the home of "Aziz". During this long tête-à-tête (three hours), the new president had reaffirmed to his friend his desire to be the "referent" of the UPR as head of state and, therefore, the majority .

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