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

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

On November 28, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani still planned to meet with Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz the same day, on the sidelines of Independence Day, in Akjoujt. But the former president boycotted the event.

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

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

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