List of political parties in Mauritania Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_Mauritania

This article lists political parties in Mauritania.

Until 2005, Mauritania was a one party dominant state with the Democratic and Social Republican Party, now the Republican Party for Democracy and Renewal (PRDS), in power. Opposition political parties were allowed, but had no real chance of gaining power. Following the 2005 Coup a transitional military junta liberalised the political arena, permitting a level of pluralism and openness that was applauded in the West, and handed power to the winner of a competitive election, the National Pact for Development and Democracy (PNDD-ADIL). This ended with the 2008 Coup, and while the National Assembly continued to meet, its powers were restricted. The Union for the Republic (Union pour la république) was formed as the ruling party. National elections for a new government were scheduled for 2009, with some parties opposed to the candidacy of military ruler Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz boycotting the elections.


Parties represented in parliament[edit]

Party Abbr. Leader Political position Ideology MPs
Union for the Republic
Arabic: الإتحاد من أجل الجمهورية
French: Union pour la république
UPR Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mohamed Lemine Centre Populism
89 / 157
National Rally for Reform and Development
Arabic: التجمع الوطني للإصلاح و التنمية
French: Rassemblement national pour la réforme et le développement
Mohamed Jemil Ould Mansour Sunni Islamism
Islamic democracy
Religious conservatism
14 / 157
Union for Democracy and Progress
Arabic: التجمع الوطني للإصلاح و التنمية
French: Union pour la démocratie et le progrès
UDP Naha Mint Mouknass
6 / 157
El Karam
Arabic: الكرم
French: El Karama
Ould Mohamed Ould Hajbou
6 / 157
National Democratic Alliance
Arabic: حزب التحالف الوطني الديموقراطي
French: Alliance nationale démocratique
4 / 157
Unitary Party for the Construction of Mauritania
Arabic: حزب الوحودي لبناء موريتانيا
French: Parti unitaire pour la construction de la mauritanie
4 / 157
Union of the Forces of Progress
Arabic: اتحاد قوى التقدم
French: Union des forces du progrès
Fula: Dental Doole Demokaraasi
UFP Mohamed Ould Maouloud Centre to centre-left Social democracy
3 / 157
Rally of Democratic Forces
Arabic: تكتل القوى الديمقراطية
French: Rassemblement des forces démocratiques
RFD Ahmed Ould Daddah Centre-left Democratic socialism
Social democracy
3 / 157
Shura Party for Development
Arabic: شُورَىٰ
3 / 157
People's Progressive Alliance
Arabic: التحالف الشعبي التقدمي
French: Alliance populaire progressiste
APP Messoud Ould Boulkheir Centre-left Nasserism
Social democracy
3 / 157
Arabic: حزب الصواب
Abdel Salem Ould Horma Ba'athism
Arab nationalism
3 / 157
Burst of Youth for the Nation
Arabic: حزب شباب الوطن
French: Parti du sursaut de la jeunesse pour la nation
Lalla Cherifa
3 / 157
National Pact for Democracy and Development
Arabic: حزب العهد الوطني من أجل الديموقراطية و التقدم
French: Pacte national pour la démocratie et le développement
2 / 157
Arabic: حزب الوئام
French: Parti de l'Entente démocratique et sociale
PEDS Boïdiel Ould Houmeit Centre
2 / 157
Alliance for Justice and Democracy/Movement for Renewal
Arabic: التحالف الشعبي التقدمي
French: Alliance pour la justice et la démocratie/Mouvement pour la rénovation
AJD/MR Ibrahima Moctar Sarr Centre-left Black minority interests
Social democracy
1 / 157
Arabic: حزب الوفاق من أجل الرفاه
1 / 157
National Democratic Union
Arabic: الإتحاد الديموقراطي الوطني
French: Union démocratique nationale
1 / 157
Reform Party [ar]
Arabic: حزب الإصلاح
French: Parti réformiste
PR Sayyidna Ould Mohamed
1 / 157
Party of Generations of the Democratic Future
Arabic: حزب المستقبل
French: Parti de l'Avenir
1 / 157
Mauritanian Party for Tomorrow
Arabic: حزب الغد الموريتاني
French: Parti du demain mauritanien
1 / 157
El Wafah/Avant-Garde Party of the Forces of Democratic Reform
Arabic: تحالف حزب الوفاء الموريتاني و حزب طليعة التغيير الديمقراطي
French: Coalition d'El Wafah et de L'avant-garde du changement démocratique
El Wafah/ACD
1 / 157
Party of Peace and Democratic Progress
Arabic: حزب السلام و التقدم الديموقراطي
French: Parti de la paix et du progrès démocratique
1 / 157

Other parties[edit]


2009 anti-UPR coalition. Includes PNDD/ADIL, APP, UFP, Tawassoul Party. Joint opposition with RFD.[1][2][3]


See also[edit]