Low voter turnout expected in Mauritania poll

Observers say current leader Abdel Aziz, an ally of Western powers, is expected to win.

    Nearly 1.4 million Mauritanians have voted to choose a new president in which the incumbent, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, is expected to win another term.

    But his main challenge is voter turnout. So far; it has been low because of a boycott called by opposition parties and civil society organisations.
     
    Al Jazeera's Abdelmounim ElAmrani reports from Nouakchott.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The Coming War on China

    The Coming War on China

    Journalist John Pilger on how the world's greatest military power, the US, may well be on the road to war with China.