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Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya
معاوية ولد سيد أحمد الطايع
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5th President of Mauritania
In office
12 December 1984 – 3 August 2005
Preceded by Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla
Succeeded by Ely Ould Mohamed Vall
5th Prime Minister of Mauritania
In office
25 April 1981 – 8 March 1984
Preceded by Sid Ahmed Bneijara
Succeeded by Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla
In office
12 December 1984 – 18 April 1992
Preceded by Mohamed Khouna Ould Haidalla
Succeeded by Sidi Mohamed Ould Boubacar
Personal details
Born November 28, 1941 (1941-11-28) (age 79)
Atar, French Mauritania
Nationality Mauritanian
Political party Democratic and Social Republican Party
Spouse(s) Aisha Mint Ahmed-Tolba
Military service
Branch/service Mauritanian Army
Years of service 1961–1992
Rank Colonel

Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya (Arabic: معاوية ولد سيد أحمد الطايع, Ma‘āwiyah wuld Sīdi Aḥmad aṭ-Ṭāya‘, also transliterated as Mu'awiya walad Sayyidi Ahmad Taya) (born November 28, 1941) is a Mauritanian military officer. He was the president of Mauritania from 1984 to 2005. He was the 5th Prime Minister of Mauritania.

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